You are the Creator of all. Nothing exists that was not touched by Your hand.
You brought order to chaos, replacing darkness with light and stillness with life. Your breath fills creation, Your glory extends far and wide.
You called a people to be Yours and Yours alone. You sought a holy nation, one that would be shaped in the image of Your Son. You sent Him to die to purchase that people, redeeming us from the power of sin and bringing us into Your kingdom of light.
We are Your creation, Father. We are Your people. We are the subjects of Your kingdom.
Listen to our cry. We long for justice. We long for peace. We long for righteousness. Establish these in our world. Establish these in our land. Establish these in our hearts.
Glorify Yourself in this place and in me. Make me an instrument of Your righteousness, a reflection of Your Son, a light that gives honor to You.
Father, Maker, Lord, Sustainer…
Replace my distrust with love,
my worry with joy,
my anxiety with peace,
my criticalness with forbearance,
my selfishness with kindness,
my weakness with goodness,
my sin with faithfulness,
my harshness with gentleness,
my self-indulgence with self-control.
Guide me by Your Spirit, Lord, and remake me in the image of Your Son.
In His Name,
To Him who sits on the throne and to His Lamb,
Be all praise, all glory, all honor.
We pledge allegiance to You, o God, and only to You.
Yours is the Kingdom, forever and ever.
You made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. You laugh at the boasting of the powerful and scorn the power of the nations of this world. The rich are destitute in Your eyes, and the mighty seem powerless. Countries rise and fall, but Your Kingdom endures forever.
Grant us Your perspective, O Lord. While others look to countries and leaders for assurance, may our faith ever rest in the Lord of hosts. While those around us claim allegiance to this land or that, may we boast of our citizenship in the nation that transcends all borders and political boundaries.
We pray for the leaders of this world, Father. Bless the Donald Trumps and the Vladimir Putins, the Xi Jinpings and the Angela Merkels. We pray for all leaders of all nations of the earth. May they lead this world to peace and bring justice to everyone. May we have freedom to preach the gospel. May Your shalom reach to all people everywhere.
Grant us boldness, God, to be Your people.
Grant to the hurting unexpected relief. Grant to the grieving unforeseen comfort. Grant to the troubled inexplicable peace.
Use me, o Lord, use me to minister to those around me. Shift my vision from my own needs to those of others.
To You, Father, be the glory. Only to You.
Through the power of Your Spirit and by the authority of Your Son,