Lord, pour out Your love, life and liberty.
Today, the first Thursday of May, is the National Day of Prayer. We always need prayer; but we need it now more than ever. Please take some additional time today to pray for our nation, and to pray for one another.
This morning’s scripture from BibleGateway.com is from James 5:16:
Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Our country is divided and drenched in anger, hatred, and fear. Let us pray for our country, our world, and one another. Please join me in prayer today, and pray in your faith tradition as I pray in mine.
From the Book of Common Prayer:
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Visit the National Day of Prayer page here: National Day of Prayer Task Force
Download a copy of the Collect for the Nation from the BCP here: Collect_for_the_Nation.pdf (edow.org)