“Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and have kept his commandment, by accepting his Son, Jesus; we in our Nation, The United Stated, have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers, who spoke in your name to us, your church and its leaders and peoples and to our elected officials, fathers and mothers, families, political and business leaders, our ancestors, relatives and to all the people of the land.
“Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame —the people of Homewood and the inhabitants of Chicago-land and all of America, both near and far, where we have scattered and tried to run away from you, and have been unfaithful. We, your church and the people of America and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you. Lord, God you are merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against you; we have not obeyed you or kept the Word you gave us through your servants: the Prophets, and Apostles, the Evangelists, the Pastors and Teachers. We in America have transgressed your laws and precepts and turned away, refusing to obey you.
“There are curses and sworn judgments written in Your Word, O Lord that will be poured out on this land if we refuse to accept your one and only Son; Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Let us therefore welcome your discipline and let it begin at the house of God. Convict us as Christians of our sins, recall us from our wanderings, and bring us back to you. I pray for those claiming to be Believers in You, who just sit at home on Sundays and refuse to attend church; draw them back to You, call them to return to their first love. You alone are God and True. Please, Father, do not allow further disaster, shame or scorn to come on us. Help us as Your Church, be the leaders and examples to this Great Nation of America and all of its people, and may we see the leaders of churches, companies, villages, states, cities, organizations, families and groups – seek the favor of the Lord our God by turning from their sins and giving attention to your truth and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by accepting Him! You, O Lord our God are righteous in everything You do; yet we as a Nation have not obeyed.
“Now, Lord our God, who brought your people to America with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a Country that has endured to this day, for your purposes and the fulfillment of your plan, we have sinned, we have done wrong. Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from America and please bring revival to our land once again. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made your people, Christians, an object of scorn to all those around us, we are mocked at and laughed at. Help us to love our enemies and pray for those who do this, so as to reflect Your love and your gospel, so people may be won to You. Your Word says that ‘He that winneth souls is wise’. We need to be wise!
“Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servants. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your Church, and this land, America. Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see our emptiness. Fill us with your Spirit once again, just like on the Day of Pentecost, fill us with You. Let us not be satisfied unless we drink in your true spiritual food and drink. We do not make requests of you because we have acted righteously, but because of your great mercy. Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because this country and your people bear your Name. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, who died for our sins!”