Lord God, I acknowledge you this day as the King over all the kingdoms of the earth, whose name is the Lord Almighty. I know that when your judgment comes upon a nation, the swift cannot flee nor the strong escape. The day of your vengeance is a day that belongs to you and no one can keep your vengeance from coming on your foes. I confess on behalf of my city and my nation that we have turned away from you and turned to other gods, gods of Self and Money and Comfort. We rely on man instead of on you. And even though we have multiplied remedies in vain, there is no healing for us. I pray that you will turn our hearts back to you. May we understand the times and know what we should do that we may not be like this ancient Pharaoh who was busy making noise but let the hour of opportunity pass by. I plead with you not to make a full end of us but to discipline us in just measure that we may turn back to you. I pray especially for ______________________ , and pray that what I ask you to do for them you will do for me. Please be with us and save us out of all our troubles. May we not fear or be dismayed in the face of adversity. Grant us peace and security and quiet and ease with no one to make us afraid. This I pray in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, amen.