A Prayer for the Church and the Nation
Loving Father, You created man and woman to be in relationship with you and placed us in this world giving us dominion to extend your holy reign upon the earth. When we turned away from you and lost our way, You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, to make a Way for us to return, and You gave us Your Holy Spirit to guide us on that Way. In Your Son, Jesus, our relationship with You has been restored and our vocation to extend Your Kingdom on this earth has been renewed.
Lord, we confess that too often we have relied upon ourselves and our own strength and have been guided more often by our affections than Your Holy Spirit. Even in our redeemed lives, we become distracted by this world and forget that You alone can save, You alone can redeem, and only Your perfect love can transform the nations.
In Your mercy, please send overwhelming conviction of sin, deep brokenness and genuine
repentance among Your people. Grant to us the true godly sorrow that leads to repentance. Fill us with holy love and reverence for Your name. Purify the Church, the Bride of Christ, for His Glorious Second Coming. Prepare and cleanse us for the marriage supper of the Lamb of God.
Convict us and cleanse us.
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