Our times are in Your hands,
And our nation is under Your care.
We call upon You
To protect us from all evil,
From the tyrannies of bigotry
And the plagues of ignorance;
From the demons of division
And the desolation of disunity.
Free us from unfettered fear
And release us from self-righteousness.
Unchain us from our past mistakes
And calm us during our present crisis.
Let Your love lead us from turmoil
And guide us back from the brink
Of intolerance and inhumanity.
Keep us mindful of Your Will
And allow us the true hope
Of healing, peace, and faith.
In Your Holy Name,
We beseech You.
Pastor John Stuart
Erin Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee.