Altar Call –
A Prayer for America
Father, God of all people and God of America, I praise and thank you for the
marvelous ways you have blessed our nation to this present hour. In these days,
when a new president has been inaugurated, I thank you that the transfer of
power was made without bloodshed. I thank you for the realization that the
president is not our Savior but a man who needs to trust you and walk in your
ways like the rest of us.
to our new president the wisdom to honor you in all things and to lead our
nation into new unity and peace. Bless the former president with wisdom as well
so that in his remaining days he may help to heal the divisive spirit plagues
our land. Have mercy upon us all and forgive us for the polarization that
threatens to paralyze our nation. Help us to exchange our hatred and ill will
for compassion and love toward those who are different from us. Teach us to
desire peace more than prosperity.
us the good sense to work together for peace and good will, being willing to do
those things that are necessary for you to heal our land. Touch my mind and my
tongue so that the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart will be
pleasing to you. Help us all to discern what is truth, and what are lies, and
to share truth with others. Give us the desire to put you first in our work,
our homes and our hearts. Forgive us for ignoring you and presuming that we can
live well without honoring you.
America with a new spirit of brotherhood that encourages kindness and respect
for others even when we disagree. Deliver us from evil and teach us how to love
each other so that our nation can become to the world a beautiful example of
one nation under God.
those of us who love the one true Savior, Jesus Christ, so to serve him that
others will want to walk with us in obedience to your holy will. Give us fresh
compassion for the poor, the marginalized and the disenfranchised. Show us new
ways to overcome selfishness by blessing those who need help which we can give.
we are undeserving, please bless the United States of America with new hope,
new vision, and a new willingness to love you with all our hearts and our neighbors
as ourselves. In the name of your son Jesus, Amen and Amen.