Today, May 6, the United States is celebrating National Day of Prayer: “an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.”
As My Pope Philippines believes in the power of prayer in healing people and nations— especially those who have been through so much violence, racism, misogyny, and now the pandemic— we are one with Americans all over the US, and all other nations in this special day of prayer.
May God guide us in the healing of nations, protection of the entire people, and peace and equality all around. (Read: 4 Secrets in the Life of Kateri, The First Native American Saint)
Here is the prayer for the 2021 National Day of Prayer.
2021 National Prayer
Lord, we look up and see the billions of stars You created, and we praise You.
We look around and see the billions of people You created in Your image; uniquely, fearfully, wonderfully, and we thank You.
Wrap us in Your Spirit and unite us in Your family, Lord.
Thank You for loving us first.
In Your love for the whole world, You sent Your Son to save us.
Jesus, in You alone we have abundant and everlasting life.
Thank you for teaching and leading us to love and live, fruitful, and faithful.
In Your life, death, resurrection, and ascension You are our Lord, our love, our life, and our liberty.
You came to “bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.”
You have freed us from the penalty and shame of our sin; free to live life as You designed and Your destiny for our Nation.
Spirit search us, convict us, as we repent for our sin and the sins of America. Please cleanse, fill, and send us.
We rejoice, knowing that Your forgiveness makes us acceptable and effective vessels for Your love, life and liberty in our family, church, education, workplace, military, government, art, entertainment, and media.
We pray that America will be united in love to serve You with all our hearts, all our ways, and all of our days.
Unite us to pray, love; to live and walk by the Spirit.
Conform and transform us as we pray and proclaim, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
We pray this is the name of Jesus,
Prayer from nationaldayofprayer.org.