We lift our voice in prayer to you, Father, and we pray that Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven! We thank You, most Holy Father, for all the blessings and bounty You have given us, and we humble ourselves and acknowledge that You are the maker of all things and only You are in control.
Abba, we come to You with a broken, heavy heart and downcast eyes. Again our youth has been wrongfully taken from us and we raise our prayers and tears to You. Father, we can't fix this problem without Your help. Our country seems adrift, and our leaders appear compromised. We ask that You fill the hearts of all our countrymen with the love for their neighbors as they have love for themselves. We ask for a hedge of Your holy protection around our children, our schools, and our families. We ask that You put metal in the spine of our leaders, that You fill them with Godly wisdom, and that You give them a double portion of moral courage and fearless character, so as to enable them to make the hard decisions that will benefit our country.
We need Your love and forgiveness, Father, and we need You to cover us with Your saving grace and mercy, so that the wounds of our country may heal. We pray this in Jesus' name, Amen!