O Father, You hear our prayers and answer us. When we were overwhelmed by sin You forgave us. You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds…You are the hope of all the ends of the earth.
You formed the mountains by Your power… and stilled the roaring of the seas… and stilled the turmoil of the nations.
Father, come now. Hear our prayers as we call out to You for peace. For justice. For unity. Use Your mighty power that created the earth to still the turmoil of the nations. You are our hope when we have no power that will stop the suffering.
You care for the land and water it; You enrich it abundantly.
Father, care for us as You care for the land. You water and nourish the land. You are Living Water! Pour out on us what we need for growth, and fruitfulness in our spiritual lives. Provide us with the nourishment we need to grow in maturity and grace.
You drench its furrows and level its ridges, softening it with showers, blessing the land and crowning it with bounty and abundance.
Father, drench us in Your love, even out our rough places, soften our hearts where they are hardened. Turn the hearts of parents to their children and leaders to their people. Change the hearts of oppressors to act with mercy.
You crown the year with Your bounty, and Your carts overflow with abundance.
Father, this year continues with crisis and disunity, suffering and injustice. There is crisis in our lives, our nation and the world. Draw us all to You, to seek Your will and purpose for our lives. Answer us with awesome deeds and fill us with good things from Your house.
Open our eyes to acknowledge Your bounty and the abundance of blessing. And we will shout for joy and sing praises to You. Amen