Lord God Almighty, We read here of the sobering reality of what happens to a nation that does not listen to you. I pray for my city and my nation, that we will come to understand that if we sin against you and do not obey you that disaster and not prosperity will come to us as a people. Please draw us back to you before it is too late. I pray that your people, who are called by your name, will humble themselves and pray and seek your face. May we turn from our wicked ways so that you may hear from heaven and forgive our sins. Please come and heal our land. May your eyes be open and your ears attentive to our prayers. We ask you to come and rescue us so that we will not be handed over to those we fear. I ask you to grant us a renewed faith in you so that you may save us from the fate of nations who turn their back on you. This we ask in the name of Jesus, amen.