O, Lord, God of heaven,
Our great and awesome God,
You keep Your promises and
to those who love and obey You.
Please let Your ear be attentive
and Your eyes open to us,
so You may hear our prayer,
which we pray before You,
day and night,
for Your children,
for our children,
for our country.
We confess our sin against You
for we have done wrong.
My family and I have done wrong.
My country and I have done wrong..
We have acted badly toward You
and have not kept Your commandments,
which You gave to Your servant Moses.
Remember what you said to Moses?
‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you,
but if you return to Me
and keep My commandments
and do as I ask -
even though you’ve been cast
as far from Me as you can get -
yet I will gather you and bring you
to the place I have chosen to be.’
We are Your servants and Your people,
whom You have redeemed
by Your great power and strong hand!
O, Lord, please let Your ear be attentive
to this prayer and those of Your servants
who desire to honor Your name.
Give us Your success today.
Grant us Your mercy.
Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2018, prayer-a-phrased Nehemiah 1:5-from many of the numerous translations found on Bible Gateway.