Let us pray…..Oh God, You indeed have been good to us. You have prospered our land. You have opened Your heart to us in love. You have forgiven our sins and adopted us as Your sons and daughters. But our country is in turmoil. We no longer have confidence in our leaders. Some segments of society feel disenfranchised  and display their displeasure in open revolt. Our young people spill blood in turf wars over drugs. People are turning away from You only to be in ensnared by false doctrines and godless philosophies. We know that You have not turned away from us. You touch with joy and peace the hearts that belong to You. You stand ready to show your salvation to all who trust in You. As we speak to You in faith, You respond with loving concern. You will give us what is good and will prosper us with gifts from Your hand. You are holy and just. You love your children and will guide them in Your course for their lives. Renew our faith, O God. Forgive our many failures and infidelities. May our land continue to be a place where we are free to love and serve You.

Psalm 85 from Psalms/Now by Leslie F.Brandt

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