Below is a short prayer I felt led to pray over our nation in light of recent events.

Father, release the power of the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin (John 16:8). Let hearts be humbled, let knees bow and let lives be changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Comfort the broken-hearted, increase the courage and conviction of your people ... to pursue justice and to protect the vulnerable in our land. Release your peace into the hearts of the fearful. Father, have mercy and heal this nation. Uproot the evils of racism across America. Crush the arm of the oppressor. Destroy their strength. Render them powerless in Jesus' name. Uproot the evils of abuse that have harmed women, men and children for far too long. Remove these leaders from all positions of power — in the church, in the government, in all places of influence. We surrender these sins at the foot of the cross. Shine brightly in this hour, O' light of the world. Shine, and let your light drive away darkness. Bring change. Bring repentance. Bring revival. Bring healing. Let it be, Lord. Let it be. In the mighty name of Jesus we pray, amen.