Lord God Almighty, You are sovereign over all the nations of the world. I know that at the thunder of your voice, the peoples flee, and when you rise up, the nations scatter. When you are angry with a nation, you have the power to destroy it and cause its land to mourn and waste away. I pray for mercy here, for my city and for my nation. By your grace, may all the sins of those who dwell here be forgiven. I pray that you will be gracious to us and cause us to long for you. Be our strength every morning, and our salvation in time of distress. You are exalted, for you dwell on high. I pray that you will arise on our behalf and be exalted and lifted up among us. I ask you to fill our land with justice and righteousness. May you be the sure foundation for our times, and a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge. May we fear you, knowing that the fear of the Lord is the key to your treasure. I pray that by the work of your Spirit you will cause the eyes of the blind to be opened, and the ears of the deaf to be unstopped. May the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. May water gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. May the burning sand become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. May the desert and the parched land be glad, and the wilderness rejoice and blossom. May it burst into bloom, and rejoice greatly and shout for joy. May we see your glory, the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Build a highway for us, a highway called the Way of Holiness. May the unclean not journey on it or wicked fools go about on it. I pray that only the redeemed will walk there, those you have ransomed by the blood of Christ. May we enter your gates with singing, and may everlasting joy crown our heads. May gladness and joy overtake us, and may sorrow and sighing flee away from us. I pray that my city and nation will become a peaceful abode, like a tent that will not be moved, with stakes that will never be pulled up or have any of its ropes broken. I pray that you will be our Mighty One, and that our city and nation may be like a place of broad rivers and streams. I pray that you will be our judge and lawgiver and king, and that you will save us. I pray that you will strengthen feeble hands and steady the knees that give way. May those with fearful hearts be strong and refuse to give way to fear. Remind them that you will come with vengeance and divine retribution to save them. I pray especially this day for ______________________ as well as for myself. I pray that you will be gracious to us and cause us to long for you. Be our strength every morning and our salvation in the time of trouble. Fill us with justice and righteousness, I pray, and be the stability for our times. Be to us a rich store of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. May we fear you, knowing that the fear of the Lord is our greatest treasure. I pray that we will walk righteously, on the Way of Holiness, and speak what is right, and shut our eyes against contemplating evil so that we may dwell on the heights with you and that you may be a refuge, a mountain fortress, for us. May our sins be forgiven so that we may dwell with you even though you are a consuming fire. I pray that you will be exalted and lifted up in our eyes. May we see your glory and your splendor. If our hands are feeble, I ask you to strengthen them. If our knees are about to give way, I ask you to steady them. If our hearts are fearful and anxious, I pray that we will be strong and refuse to give way to fear. May we know that you will come to save us. I pray that you will cause everlasting joy to crown our heads. May gladness and joy overtake us, and may sorrow and sighing flee away from us. Be our Mighty One, our King, and save us. I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.