Jun 21, 2012

Prayer for the Nation

Here’s a prayer for the nation from John R.W. Stott.

Prayer for the Nation

Lord God,
we thank you for your mercy towards our nation
throughout its long history. 
Hear us as we seek your continuing mercy in this our day.

Deliver us from the sins of affluence,
from pride,
from materialism,
and from indifference to the needs of the developing world.

Inspire your Church to be the nation’s conscience.

Give to our leaders soundness of judgement
and courage of decision;
and unite us all in a common zeal to honour you and serve others;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

~ John R.W. Stott

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