"The people came… and said, We have sinned… against the LORD" (Numbers 21:7). "Let Thy hand be upon the man of Thy right hand, upon the son of man whom Thou madest strong for Thyself… Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause Thy face to shine; and we shall be saved" (Psalm 80:17-19). "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverbs 14:34). "The prayers of the saints ascended up before God" (Revelation 8:4).
There is a place we should begin,
A prayer that patriot's should pray,
As we confess our nation's sin
Against the Lord to our dismay.
May God convict us of our wrong
To turn our hearts to Him again,
And let the leader He makes strong
Arise among the sons of men.
When righteousness exalts a nation
And sin's reproach is thus abhorred,
There is a beacon of salvation
That shines with blessing from the Lord.
As incense, Lord, before Your throne,
Let prayers of patriots ascend
That Your dominion may be known
With saving health that You extend.