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A Prayer of Repentance in the United States of America

Scripture Reading: 

Psalm 24, Luke 4:14-19 


Scriptural Prayer: 


Holy Father, You have blessed our nation beyond measure, but we have not always appreciated You or Your benefits. We, Your children, come before You, humbling ourselves in Your sight to give You thanks and praise for all that You have done. No, we are not deserving nor or we entitled to Your goodness. But, we bow low before You now, and we thank You for having mercy on America. Thank You for the prophets You have sent to warn us that the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. We need Your grace and mercy so much. O Lord God, we are so grateful that You are slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. Who wouldn’t want to serve a God like You? 

Generous Father, we, the Body of Christ, submit ourselves to the discernment and judgment of the Holy Spirit. We know that we have grieved Him with our rebellion as we’ve traded truth for lies in pursuit of our own selfish agendas. Your Word warns us that our hearts are the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. We want You to thoroughly search our hearts and examine our secret motives. We decree that as the truth is revealed to us, we will not make any excuses for our failure to be the salt and light that we were called to be. As Your people, called by Your Name, we will humble ourselves and pray, seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways. Only then can we be assured that You will hear from heaven and will forgive our sins and restore our land. Sincere faith, evidenced by our obedience, is the only thing that will please You. We love You, Father, and our desire is to please You and to glorify You with our lives.


Holy Spirit, please help our nation overcome the following sins (list them):



Holy Spirit, without Your power working in us, we cannot have lasting change. Stir within us the desire to know the Father’s ways, not just His acts. Remind us to think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. Help us to put to death any sinful, earthly things that lurk within us. Give us the courage to face ourselves and to admit our sins to the Father and to one another. Strengthen us to let go of anything that blinds us to the truth and keeps us bound. Rid America of corruption and raise up leaders who are wise and who understand God’s ways, proving it by living honorable lives. Help us to identify and follow those spiritual leaders who aren’t just preaching what our itching ears want to hear, but who are doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. 


Eternal Father, forgive our nation collectively for the sins we have committed against You (confess specific sins of our nation). Forgive us for pretending to love You when our actions show that we are still in love with the world. Forgive those leaders in the Body of Christ who have forfeited the anointing for popularity and pleasure. Forgive us for not taking Your Word seriously. Forgive us for rejecting the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Forgive us for insulting and rejecting those among us who have tried to speak truth to us. Holy Spirit, remind the people of our nation to forgive and help us all to forgive. 


Holy Spirit, help our nation not yield to temptation but deliver us all from the evil one. 


Holy, holy, holy are You, Lord God, the Almighty – the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come. You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. We exalt You above all else. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Romans 6:23, Numbers 14:18, Jeremiah 17:9-10, I John 1:9, Matthew 5:13-16, II Chronicles 7:14, Colossians 3:2, 5, James 3:13, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:8, 11

Today, I will trust God to:



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April 21: A Prayer of Repentance

Loving Father, thank You for providing this special time of year for us to examine our lives. Thank You for Your Word which is a lamp to guide our feet and a light for our path. Thank You for sometimes allowing us to suffer afflictions and trials, for You are always faithful to bring us out with a greater knowledge of who we are in Christ. Thank You for the Holy Spirit who lives inside of us to lead and guide us every day. How good it is when we come together as a Body of Christ to sing praises to You! Throughout our lives, You have been faithful to heal our broken hearts and bandage our wounds. You support the humble, but bring the wicked down into the dust. We sing out our thanks to You, Lord. Your delight is in those who fear You; who put our hope in Your unfailing love. We give You glory! You have truly blessed us within our own homes. You send peace across our nation and satisfy our hunger with the finest wheat. We praise You, Lord!

Heavenly Father, we know that only those whose hands and hearts are pure can stand in Your Holy presence. We cannot worship idols and we must never tell lies. We know that if we want to receive Your blessing, we must first have right relationship with You. We are intentionally taking the time to examine ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to show us where we have sinned. As the Body of Christ, we prepare our hearts and lift up our hands to You in prayer. We denounce our sins and leave our iniquity behind us. As we repent, we expect our faces to brighten with innocence.  We will be strong and free of fear. Misery has to flow away from us like water and our righteousness is brighter than the noonday. We look forward to being in Your presence. Father, we come before You, running with purpose in every step, not just shadowboxing. We commit to discipline ourselves to do what we should so that our witness to those who do not know You will not be disqualified.


I am not perfect, but I know that I can do better in the following areas of my life:





Holy Spirit, in our own strength, our efforts to change are futile. We ask You to help us release total control of our lives into Your hands. With Your help we can overcome our sinful ways. Lead us daily and remind us that we have been bought with a high price. Remind us of the spiritual laws You have taught us and help us to store the Father’s commands in our hearts. Help us to trust in You with all our hearts and get away from depending on our own understanding. Remind us to seek the Father’s will in all that we do. Help us not to be impressed with our own wisdom, but instead, strengthen us to fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Holy Spirit, show me the sins that have a foothold in my life. (List those areas). I will take the following actions to break sin’s hold on my life:




Merciful Father, forgive us collectively and individually for the sins that we have committed against You. Forgive us for being prideful and deceiving ourselves. Forgive us for repeatedly making empty promises to You. Forgive us for being so quick to rush into sin. Forgive us for spending more time watching TV, texting, tweeting, and talking on Facebook, than praying, reading Your Word, and manifesting Your Kingdom by helping others. Forgive us for behaving disrespectfully toward our spiritual leaders when they rebuke our disobedience. Forgive us for lying, gossiping, and holding grudges against our brothers and sisters in Christ. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)


Holy Spirit, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.


Magnificent King, You count all the stars and call them all by name. You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension! All glory to You alone, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are Yours before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.