O Lord, we are indeed the work of your hand and we are very grateful for it. We thank you for putting us in this land in which we live, work, and worship. You are a truly gracious God.
We pray for the leaders you have put over us: we pray for the President of the United States, and we pray for our state and local officials. We pray that you would give them great wisdom to rule and govern in such a way that peace and stability would continue in our land so that those who love you might continue to prosper and thrive.
We thank you for how you have been working in our town with regard to the recent distractions and civil disturbances. They have been and continue to be trying on your church, but things seem to be going well for your people up to now. We ask that this would continue. However, there still remains a few enemies and antichrists who persist in plotting and devising vain things against you and your church. For these we pray that you would do whatever you need to do to bring their plans to naught and to bring them to sweet fellowship with your son Jesus and with us.
Finally, father, we pray for those in our midst who are educating our children. We pray that you would give them great wisdom and sharp minds as they prepare for the upcoming year. We also pray for the students as they wind down a wonderful summer and prepare themselves to get back to the hard work of formally learning about your Kingdom and how it works itself out in their lives.
We pray all these things in the name of our glorious Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Amen.