I bring my city and nation before you this day. I confess that we have committed spiritual adultery and have been unfaithful to you. Our immorality matters little to us. We have sinned against you, the Lord our God, both we and our fathers; from our youth to this day we have not obeyed you. My people are fools; we do not know you. We are like senseless children who have no understanding. We are skilled in doing evil and do not know how to do good. Our own conduct and actions have brought trouble upon us. We lie down in shame and our disgrace covers us. There is agony and anguish in my heart over the condition of my people and my land. I pray by your Spirit that you will cause us to return to you. Cause us to acknowledge our guilt for rebelling against you. May we no longer follow the stubbornness of our own evil hearts. I pray that we will wash the evil from our heart and be saved, and no longer harbor wicked thoughts. Cause us to return to you with our heart, and not in pretense. May we break up the unplowed ground in our souls and circumcise our hearts before you. Frown on us no longer and be merciful to us; do not be angry with us forever. Cure us of our backsliding. I pray that you will give us shepherds after your own heart, who will lead us with knowledge and understanding. Cause us to walk in a truthful, just, and righteous way. May this city and nation be known as the Throne of the Lord, and may people from all nations gather here to honor your name. Surely in the Lord our God is the salvation of our land. This I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.