Teach us the way that we should go and help us to walk in Your truth each day.
A Prayer by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first act of a President after receiving the Oath of Office:
Almighty God, as we stand here at this moment my future associates in the executive branch of government join me in beseeching that Thou will make full and complete our dedication to the service of the people in this throng, and follow their fellow citizens everywhere.
Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right from wrong, and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby, and by the laws of this land. Especially we pray that our concern shall be for all the people regardless of station, race, or calling. May cooperation be permitted and be the mutual aim of those who, under the concepts of our Constitution, hold to differing political faiths; so that all may work for the good of our beloved country and Thy Glory, Amen. January 20, 1953
Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore. (Psalm 86:11-12)
Father, we praise You Lord. We worship You, Oh God. You are our God and You are the Almighty God. You are the great creator of all things and the master of all things. You are the vine, Lord, we are the branches and we praise Your Holy Name.
We confess our sins, Oh God. We confess our personal sins and we confess the sins of our nation and our people. Father please forgive us for we have not born the fruit of the vine. We have not done enough Lord and we have left You out of our lives, our government and our leadership.
We thank You, Oh God for the blessings You have given. We thank You for Your Almighty grace. We thank You for the United States of America.
Lord, please help those suffering as a result of the hurricane along our east coast. Protect them from further harm and grant them Your grace dear Lord. Protect the many volunteers that have responded to help the victims and work to recover the area. Help them to cope with the devastation, Oh Lord.
We pray for our nation and ask that You heal our land. Please protect our nation, the United States of America during our election in 4 days, Father. Protect us from voter fraud and theft of votes. Protect the many countless volunteers that are working to secure all the votes and protect the voters. We ask for Your Holy Spirit to intervene and allow each voter to know and to make the right choice. Lead our nation back toward You Oh God.
We hunger for Your Word. Teach us the way that we should go and help us to walk in Your truth each day. As President Eisenhower prayed, teach us and our leaders Oh God, and grant them and us the power to discern clearly right from wrong and govern our actions accordingly.
May Your praise always be on our lips and may You fill our hearts with the joy of Your love and blessing. You are a gracious and loving God whose mercy is new every morning. We thank You and we love You, Lord, and we ask these prayers through Jesus Christ, Amen.