Prayer For National Repentance
In those days and in that time," says the LORD,
" The children of Israel shall come,
They and the children of Judah together;
With continual weeping they shall come,
And seek the LORD their God.
They shall ask the way to Zion,
With their faces toward it, saying,
" Come and let us join ourselves to the LORD
In a perpetual covenant
That will not be forgotten."
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Lord, today, we unite with fellow Christians across America, from many denominations
and backgrounds, falling to our knees before You, asking You to help us humble
ourselves, not only today, but every day. Hear our prayers, forgive our sins and heal our
land (2 Chr 7:14)!
We have been proud and arrogant, as individuals, families, churches and as a nation. You
have singularly blessed us, but we have taken Your blessing for granted (Jas 4:6; 1 Pet
You are worthy of our love and devotion. Instead, we have forgotten You and ignored
Your word. We have not esteemed You as Almighty God, nor have we honored, served
and obeyed You as we ought (Ps 18; Rev 4:11).
Lord, You are good; Your steadfast love endures forever, and Your faithfulness to all
generations (Ps 100:5, ESV).
We come on bended knee to acknowledge our utter dependence upon You, our Creator,
God, and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ. You are God of the Old and New Testaments.
Your Covenant of love with us who believe is sealed by the blood of Your Son. Your
promise to bless us if we believe, honor and obey You and to judge us if we do not,
continues in force (Ps 95:6-7; Rom 5:8-9; Heb 8:10)
Master, please have mercy on us. We beg for Your grace and mercy. We are undeserving of your mercy but Your Holy Word says you are patient, kind, loving, merciful and longsuffering. Please, because of who YOU are and not because of what WE arehear our prayer and grant our petition this day. We know You will hear from Heaven and will forgive our sins and heal our lands if we humble ourselves, pray, seek Your Face and turn from our wicked ways.
Then may all the kingdoms of the world truly know that YOU are our God and that we have no other gods but You.
May You get all the glory, honor and praise. May Your Kingdom come quickly and may Your will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven.
O God, we sincerely repent of our personal and national sins. We repent of the sins of omission as well as commission. These sins include idolatry, murder, anger, stubbornness, dishonesty, corruption, greed, sloth, lust, envy, compromise, fear, gluttony, gossip, hypocrisy, impurity, ingratitude, profanity, stealing, unforgiveness, untruthfulness, wordliness, worry and the ultimate sin of Pride. We take no solace in the fact that some of us may not have personally embraced sins such as abortion or marriage redefinition BUT by apathy or indifference have allowed evil to flourish. We have not followed Your Biblical mandate to submit to You, obey Your Holy Commandments and resist the Devil. Nor have we had a zeal to repent which invites You to commune with us, enabling us to become overcomers who will sit with You on Your throne (Rev 3:19-21).
Heavenly Father, we come before Your presence in the name of Jesus and under His blood, thanking you and praising you for Your righteous judgments. We acknowledge You alone as the King of Kings and Jesus Christ as the Heir of all things to whom we are submitted.
Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly, and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances. Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, nor have our princes, our fathers, and all the people of the land.
O Lord, in accordance with all Your righteous acts, let now Your anger and Your wrath turn away from Your people. Heavenly Father, listen to the prayers of Your servants and their supplications, and for Your sake, let Your face shine upon our faces, even as it shined in the face of Moses and Jesus.