Dear Lord, today across our country, Christians will begin observing a National Week of Prayer. Help us each to commit to pray each day this week for our nation as we seek Your guidance for both our elected and civilian leaders, and also for ourselves. ... Let us remember our heritage, and the prayers of our forefathers as they endured hardships to establish this nation. Help us to be worthy of their sacrifices, and of those who have in later years given their lives to save their nation. ... Let us also pray for Christians around the world, many in dangerous places, and for the people whom they are trying to help in nations suffering from hunger, poverty and sickness. ... Remind us to be informed voters, and to seek Your direction for our nation, for Christian are citizens too, and they have both a right and a duty to become involved, lest we fail to be "one nation under God" as we all recite in our Pledge of Allegiance.
We pray this in Jesus' name.