People’s column

A message for our country

“Prayer for America”

“I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments: let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, … and confess the sins … which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned. We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, not the statues, nor the judgments , which thou commandest … Now these are the servants and thy people, whom thou has redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.

O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayers of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name …”

Nehemiah’s prayer For Jerusalem

Nehemiah 1: 5-11

— Submitted by Lorraine “Lori” Thorpe, Dunkirk

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