Saturday, July 03, 2010

Prayer of repentance for church


“Father God, our hope is Your mercy and grace in Jesus. We understand we pray only by the covenant of grace in Christ’s precious blood. Lord, we desperately humble ourselves and acknowledge Your righteous judgment upon our land. Rather than blaming the lost, we acknowledge that judgment and spiritual responsibility begin at the house of God. 

Lord, please forgive us for substituting endless activities and programs for Your manifest glory and presence. Forgive us for lukewarmness, sin and compromise with the world. Forgive us for shaming Your name and robbing You of glory. Lord, help us come before You with awareness we deserve Your judgment far more than Your blessing. 

Savior, for the glory of Your holy name we humbly plead for Your mercy upon our churches, nation and world. By Your blood alone, we plead for merciful grace to revive and turn our hearts to You. Lord, for the sake of Your great name, turn our hearts to Yourself and convert the lost. Be glorified O God and Christ — be glorified in all the earth!”

Plead for God’s Merciful Grace on a Nation and Many Churches that are Under His Righteous Judgment — (2 Chronicles 7:14; Nehemiah 1:4-9; Psalm 85:4-7;Micah 6:8; Lamentations 3:22; Ezekiel 36:19-23; Daniel 9:18-19; Hebrews 4:16, 10:30; James 4:8-10; 1 Peter 4:17)