God, Bless America Again

A supplication for the National Day of Prayer

God, bless America again
as we confess our corporate sin
and realize we don’t deserve
the bounty we enjoy.

God, guide our leaders as they lead
and give them everything they need
to take the time to strive for peace
in this chaotic time.

God, stretch our hearts as we make room
for those who flee from terror’s doom
and those who need a helping hand
to stand and start once more.

God, grace us with the means to see
beyond ourselves that we might be
a flame of hope that offers light
to those in dark despair.

God, bless America again
as we reflect on where we’ve been
so we’ll become what we have dreamed.
One nation under You.