Lord God Almighty, We thank you that you have brought us as a nation to a beautiful land. It truly is the most beautiful of all lands. We thank you for revealing yourself to us, and for giving us your decrees and making known to us your laws. We confess as a people that we have rebelled against you and have not listened to you. Even though the man who obeys them will live by them, we have not followed your decrees but have rejected your laws instead of being careful to obey them. We have desired to be like the nations, like the peoples of the world. And so you have given us over to statutes that are not good and laws that we cannot live by. We have become defiled by our rebellion and by the sacrifice of our children. We pray that you will work among us as a people by your Holy Spirit that we may come to a place where we remember our conduct and all the actions by which we have defiled ourselves. May we loathe ourselves and be filled with horror over all the evil that we have done. We pray that you will look on us with pity and not destroy us. I pray for the sake of your name you will do what will keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations. Show yourself holy among us that we may know that you are the Lord. Rule over us with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Purge us of those who revolt and rebel against you. We pray that our entire nation will once again serve you and that you will accept us. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ, amen.