A Simple Prayer

Holy Father in heaven, we come before You in humble adoration, recognizing Your wisdom, power, and sovereignty over all the Earth. 

We confess that as a nation, citizens of the United States of America, we have sinned against You, our Lord. We have allowed our elected officials to enact laws that contradict Your will and Law. We have allowed apathy to enter the walls of Your churches and even our hearts. As followers of Christ, we have disobeyed your commands and failed to confront sin. It is because of this that we, as a nation, find ourselves in a time of great transition. 
We have seen strife and confusion in our government and our political parties are plagued with infighting and devision. Often our candidates are plagued by the sins of their past and an unwillingness to acknowledge or repent of their failures and sins. 

With such uncertainty, we turn to the only Person in whom we can be certain, God Almighty. We ask for Your guidance and divine intervention in this election. As Daniel 4:17b says “That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men.” (NASB). We ask that You, oh Lord, would be gracious and merciful upon the United States, and that You would give us the leaders that we need to lead us back to You and not give us the leaders that we deserve. In Jesus name, Amen. 

“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.” (2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

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Author: RSGullett

R. S. Gullett is a proud alumni of Stephen F. Austin State University and currently teaches United States history at a community college in Houston, Texas. As a historian, he loves to mingle the historical with the fantastical and places an emphasis on faith in all his writing. His faith in Jesus Christ is very important to him and this often becomes evident in his writing. He is not perfect, nor does he pretend to be; but hopes that sharing his faith might inspire others to give their hearts to Christ. He and his wife currently live in Houston, Texas.