We come before You today in awe of Your greatness and grace. We acknowledge that You are the Creator of this world and that all things are under Your control.
We give You thanks for the blessings You have bestowed upon us, and for the many ways You have guided and protected us.
We humbly ask that You would continue to guide and protect those who are in positions of leadership and that Your will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. We pray for peace and unity among the nations, and for an end to the divisions and conflicts that cause so much suffering.
We also lift up those who are suffering, whether it be due to poverty, illness, or persecution, and ask that You would bring them comfort and healing.
We pray for the strength to be Your hands and feet in the world, to love and serve those around us, and to be a light to those who are lost.
And in all things, we pray that Your glory would be revealed and that many would come to know You as their Savior.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Psalm 33:12 ESV
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV
If my people who are called by my name 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.
John 14:27 ESV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.