Devotional – January 7, 2021

Prayer For Our Nation – Rev. David Devereaux

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

With the events of yesterday’s attack upon Congress, the brokenness and divisiveness of our nation is ever before us. Please join me in praying for our nation:

Let us pray,

Holy and loving God, we live in a time of great pain and divisiveness. Hatred and fear have gripped the lives of many. The attack upon Congress yesterday gives witness to the depth of brokenness in our nation, as well as our need for help.

We pray for peace, that the violence on our streets and in our hearts will be replaced with love. Help us to invest ourselves in the lives of others in ways that bring healing instead of hurt and wholeness instead of division. Quiet our souls that we listen to your still small voice. Guide us, O God.

Guide our leaders and elected officials as well. Give them courage to do what righteousness requires and use them as instruments of your healing, that the day will come when we will once again be united as one people under You, O God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. This we pray in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.