As our nation prepares to observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, we are reposting this prayer, written by Billy Graham on the National Day of Prayer observance in 2001.
Our Father and Our God,
We praise You for Your goodness to our nation, giving us blessings far beyond what we deserve.
Yet we know all is not right with America. We deeply need a moral and spiritual renewal to help us meet the many problems we face.
Convict us of sin. Help us to turn to You in repentance and faith. Set our feet on the path of Your righteousness and peace.
We pray today for our nation’s leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage to do it.
You have said, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” May this be a new era for America, as we humble ourselves and acknowledge You alone as our Savior and Lord.
This we pray in Your holy name, Amen.
Please join us in praying this week for our nation. Pray for our leaders, and let’s pray also for our neighbors, friends, family, and co-workers. Pray that God would use us to tell others the reason for the hope that we have!