A Modified “Nehemiah” Prayer for 2020
(Read Nehemiah 1 for Background and Context)
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When you hear these things, sit down and weep, mourn and fast and pray before the God of heaven, saying:
“O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, Who keeps His covenant of love with those who love Him and obey His commands, let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer Your servant is praying before You day and night for Your servants, the people of the USA and (your state/town, etc.) I confess the sins we Americans, including myself and my father’s house, have committed against You. We have acted very wickedly toward You. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws You gave through Your servant Moses; the prophets of the OT; Your Son, Jesus Christ, in the Gospels; and the writers of the NT epistles. Remember the instruction You gave Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to Me and obey My commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for My Name.’ We are Your servants and Your people, whom You redeemed by Your great strength and Your mighty hand. O Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of this Your servant and to the prayer of Your servants who delight in revering Your Name. Give Your servants success today by granting us favor although we do not deserve it because of our national sin, pride, arrogance, and rejection of You.