Tim Keller writes that “there is no situation or emotion a human being can experience that is not reflected somewhere in the Psalms.” “Immersing ourselves in the Psalms and turning them into prayers helps us pray in accord with God’s character and will.”
A prayer for the nation
Lord God, I pray for the nation and its leaders, specifically for ________________________________.
I pray ____________________________ will turn to you and not turn their backs on you regarding________________________________.
Forgive us all in our country when we have ignored you.
As those in authority, particularly __________________, make plans, give them the wisdom to make decisions and rulings with you and not without you.
Give those in government the opportunity to pay close attention to your words by ____________________.
I pray for myself and all of us in our nation to serve and honor you with gladness and trembling. Bless and protect us because we run to you.
Paraphrased from Psalm 2 (GNT)