God of Mercy, help us to seek you in everything we do. Help us to obey your ordinances and draw near to you. We pray for our world today. Especially, we pray for:
- Leaders in governmental positions.
- Our communities and our schools.
- Civil service and social service workers.
- Doctors and other healthcare professionals.
- First responders and home-care providers.
- Justice workers and peacemakers.
- Law enforcement officers.
- People who speak truth to power.
- Refugees from all manner of strife.
- School principals and other educators.
- Stewards of the environment.
- Spiritual leaders from all denominations.
- Churches open in the name of Jesus.
Help us to be a nation that practices righteousness, and help us to recognize injustice when we see it. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Focus Scripture: Isaiah 58: 2 Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments, they delight to draw near to God.