Prayers for America
From “Boone,” meaning the Blessed of God
(Adapted from Psalm chapter 85, in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)
Father, “You have forgiven and taken away the iniquity of Your people” as individuals when we ask you to be our Lord and savior. “You have dealt graciously with Your land” of America “You have covered all their sin. Selah [pause, and calmly realize what that means]!” Help us to reflect on how much you have forgiven us as individuals—and as a nation over the years.
Our supplication, our earnest prayer to you, is that You’d withdraw “all Your wrath and indignation” toward our voter apathy, toward our ungodly leaders, toward our silent denominations.
“Restore us, O God of our salvation” as a nation of strong principles and values.
“Will You not revive us again, that Your people” the Jews and Christians “may rejoice in You?”
“Show us Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, and grant us Your salvation” in multitudes of groups around our country.
We ask You to “speak peace to” Your “people, to” Your “saints (those who are in right standing with” You)—“but let” us “not turn again to [self-confident] folly.”
We declare that “Surely” Your “salvation is near to those” in America and around the world “who reverently and worshipfully fear” You, [and” are “ready to” appropriate] “[the manifest presence of God” that Your] “glory may tabernacle and abide in our land.”
May “Mercy and loving-kindness and truth” met “together” throughout the neighborhoods of America and “righteousness and peace” kiss “each other.”
May “righteousness shall look down from heaven” upon those multitudes of people who haven’t yet met You personally Lord.
Father, please “give what is good, and our land will yield its increase,” in its crops that we can enjoy ourselves—rather than having to import fruits we already grow in America. Help us continually find more ways to replenish the nutrients of our agricultural soils and keep up with the demand for the food we produce without adding cancer-promoting chemical to the animals we raise for food.
We ask all these things in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, and to the glory of God the Father.