Turning From Evil Deeds
Heavenly Father, we know our sins and the sins of our Nation are a reproach to you and Your Holy Name. We ask for your grace to enable us to turn from our wicked ways and Return to You. We ask that the forgiveness of David and the restoration of Israel be applied to us and to our nation.
We magnify and honor Your Word:
Be gracious to us, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out our transgressions. Wash us thoroughly from our iniquity and cleanse us from our sin. For we know our transgressions, and our sin is ever before us. Against You, You only, we have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak and blameless when You judge. Behold, we were brought forth in iniquity, and in sin our mother conceived us. Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make us know wisdom. Purify us with hyssop, and we shall be clean; wash us, and we shall be whiter than snow. Make us to hear joy and gladness, let the bones which You have broken rejoice. Hide Your face from our sins and blot out all our iniquities. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Do not cast us away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of Your salvation and sustain us with a willing spirit. Then we will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will be converted to You. Deliver us from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of our salvation; then our tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness. O Lord, open our lips, that our mouth may declare Your praise.
Holy Father, as David for his country, we pray that you will have mercy on America, blot out our transgressions and restore us to a nation united in peace and freedom under your Mighty Hand. (Psalm 51:1-17 NASB) [Paraphrased]
In the Precious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus, Amen