Almighty God, I worship you this day as the God who is sovereign over all nations and over all of human history. As you have planned, so it will be, and as you have purposed, so it will stand. You have a plan determined for the whole world, and your hand is stretched out over all nations. When you have purposed, no one can thwart you, and when your hand is stretched out, no one can turn it back. I pray that every good purpose you have for my life and for the lives of ______________________ will be realized. As you have planned for us, so may it be. As you have purposed for us, so may it stand. I pray that the plan you have determined for our lives will come to completion. I thank you that no one can thwart the purposes you have for us, and when your hand is stretched out on our behalf, no one can turn it back. I pray for us and for our nation that you will take every yoke from our necks and remove every burden from our shoulders. I pray that every rod that strikes us will be broken. May our oppression come to an end and our destruction cease. I pray that our land will become a stable place where the afflicted of your people from around the world may find refuge. May those who bear your name, who are outcasts in their own country, find shelter from the destroyer in our land. We weep and our inner parts moan when we consider our many sins against you and what that means for the future of our land and your coming judgment. Please purge us of all pride and arrogance and insolence and empty boasts. Prompt us to humble ourselves under your mighty hand that you may lift us up at the proper time. Please lead us to choose political leaders for ourselves who will be faithful to you, who will seek justice when they judge, and who will be swift to do righteousness. Lord Christ, I pray that in love you will establish your throne in our lives and in our land, and that you will sit on that throne as the Man of Faithfulness. Please seek justice for us and speed the cause of righteousness in our lives. This I ask in the name of Jesus, amen.