Psalm 148, Psalm 133
Reflection of the Heart:
We reaffirm that on days like this, there are no Republicans or Democrats. We are Americans, united in concern for our fellow citizens. – Barack Obama
Heavenly Father, we thank You for blessing the United States of America throughout the years. Thank You for surrounding our nation with Your favor, grace and mercy. Thank You for being our source, supply and hope. Thank You for entrusting us to pray for our leaders. Thank You for unifying our nation and for continuing to bless us. Your faithful love endures forever. Lord, Your majestic Name fills the earth. Your glory is higher than the heavens. May Your glorious Name be praised! May it be exalted above all blessing and praise! You alone are the Lord. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship You. We, Your children bless You!
Invincible Father, as Your people, we humble ourselves, pray and seek Your face. We believe that as we turn from our wicked ways, You will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land. We are expecting Your eyes to open and Your ears to be attentive to our prayers. As a nation, we declare that we will strive to live together in unity. We confess that as a nation, we will be of one mind, we will sympathize with each other and love each other as brothers and sisters. We will be tenderhearted, keep a humble attitude and will not repay evil for evil or retaliate with insults when people insult us. Lord, Your Word admonishes that a city or house divided against itself will not stand. We declare that our political, civil, business and religious leaders will work together to bring peace and unity into our nation. We commit to praying for our political leaders and those that are in authority over us so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by Godliness and dignity.
Find additional scriptures that pertain to unity and as you hear discord and division in the news, begin to declare those scriptures over the situation:
Holy Spirit, we ask that You to circumcise the hearts of President Donald Trump, his cabinet members and Congress and use them as a catalyst for change. Help the Body of Christ to find ways to be the light in the midst of all the negativity and darkness in our nation. Please continue to heal the wounds that careless rhetoric from the media and politicians has created in our nation. Cast out the spirit of fear that has gripped the hearts and minds of so many Americans and help us to get back to being a nation of people who looked out for their neighbor.
Faithful Father, forgive our nation for its many sins. Forgive us for racism, sexism, ageism, idolatry, lying, deceit and character assassination. Forgive us for being self-serving, boastful, proud and arrogant. Forgive us for not acknowledging Your authority and for compromising Your truth. Forgive the Body of Christ for not praying more fervently about the situations in our nation. Forgive those who continually stir up confusion and strife. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of 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 reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help out nation not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Victorious Lord, there is none like You. You are great and Your Name is full of power. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? That title belongs to You, alone! Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like You. You are the King of glory. You are the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. You are worthy, Lord our God, to receive glory, honor and power. You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 8:1, Nehemiah 9:5-6, II Chronicles 7:14-15, Psalm 133:1, I Peter 3:8-9, Mark 3:25 NKJV, I Timothy 2:2, Deuteronomy 10:16 NKJV, Matthew 5:14, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 10:6-7, Psalm 24:10, Revelation 4:11
Today, I will trust God to: