Lord, I come before you today on my behalf and on behalf of ______________________. We often wrestle with our thoughts and have sorrow in our hearts, sometimes every day. We wonder how long our adversity will last, and it seems to us at times as though you have forgotten us and have hidden your face from us. I pray that you will look on us and answer us as our Lord and God. Please give light to our eyes, and grant us victory over our enemies, seen and unseen, that they may not overcome us nor rejoice when we fall. By the work of your Spirit, may we continue to trust in your unfailing love. We ask you to be good to us so that we may sing to you and that our hearts may rejoice in your salvation. Lord, we acknowledge that there are people in our land who are such fools that they say you do not exist, that there is no God. We have seen, even in our own day, how corrupt men become when they do not believe they are accountable to you. We agree with David when he said that there is no one who does good. We know that you look down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek you. We confess, Lord, that all of us have turned aside, that we have together become corrupt. We confess that there is no one, including ourselves, who does good, not even one. We choose to rest in your promise that we are justified before you, not by our works of obedience, but by our faith in Jesus Christ. We pray in Jesus’ name against those who devour your people as men eat bread and who do not call on you. I pray that when they seek to frustrate the plans of your people that you will be our refuge and restore our fortunes. May they be overwhelmed with dread because of your presence in the company of the righteous. We pray that your salvation will come that we may rejoice and be glad. Amen.