We approach Your throne of mercy, our voices blended in one accord. We confess that, as a nation, we have turned our face away from You. As a result, we are shrouded in suspicion and skepticism, division and despair. Fear and hatred lurk on every corner.
Our land has experienced dark periods in the past. During these times, such as the Civil War, You listened to the cries of Your people. You mercifully sent a revival.
We beseech You, gracious LORD, to “become jealous for Your land and have pity upon Your people” (Joel 2:18, paraphrased). Please revive us once again with a fresh outpouring of Your Holy Spirit. Let ” our sons and daughters prophesy, our old men dream dreams and our young men see visions” (Joel 2:28, paraphrased).
For without You, we are lost.
In Christ’s Name, we pray.
©2021, Sherry Schumann