A Prayer for Modern America
Thou who knowest the needs of America from the brightness of its days, to the darkness of its nights, from its mountains and lakes, to its rivers, valleys and plains,
We ask Thee to succor those who suffer from fire, flood, drought, and hunger, from illness and infirmities, from any sadness, and from dangers of any kind.
We ask Thee to be with those seeking honest work and those facing challenges in their personal lives and the lives of their loved ones.
Strengthen our leaders that they may do those things which are pleasing in Thy sight and govern honestly, righteously, and well for the common good.
Bless our land with peace and tolerance that we may be free of anger and any judging of others, save for those sworn to uphold the law and judge righteously.
Watch over those who travel this day and any who must be absent from family and friends, including all who serve others in any capacity including the nation's military, security, fire, medical, and humanitarian workers and counselors.
We ask a special blessing on those who teach and encourage our youth to learn of Thee, and to keep Thy commandments, as well as those who teach the knowledge our youth will need to serve Thee better in all aspects of their lives.
Be with us this day as we go about our mortal lives, that we may keep Thy commandments and seek Thy blessing in all that we do.
These things we ask humbly in the holy name of Thy Son, even Jesus Christ.