Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that he cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. –Isaiah 59:1-2
Father in Heaven, you have raised up wicked and ungodly rulers over us, as chastisement for our sins. We must confess that we have sinned against you, repeatedly. We have been cold and indifferent to you, and ungrateful, and have constantly rebelled against your law. We have willfully listened to false prophets and followed blind guides: and now we are so deep in sin and folly, we can’t possibly escape.
As you did for the Prodigal Son, O God, help us as a nation to come to our senses, and turn away from our sins and our idols: exert your strength on us, O Lord, and turn us to salvation; turn us back to you.
Save us, O God, not for our sakes, but for Jesus’ Christ’s sake, who is our only savior; not for our sakes, but for your own great mercy’s sake, as a Lord who loves to give mercy; not for our sakes, but for your own h0nor and glory’s sake, so that the whole world will see your power and might.
Father, how high and how proud must these wicked and ungodly rulers grow, before you cut them off?
Please, Lord, do not let our nation fall into Hillary Clinton’s hands; but let her rather fall into the hands of justice, long delayed.
Bring us back, O God, bring us back to you. We are lost and cannot find out way; but the Good Shepherd knows the way.
Come, Lord Jesus, come! Amen.