Almighty God, you are Yahweh Sabbaoth, the God of all the hosts of heaven and of earth. Lord Jesus, you are King of kings and Lord of lords. I come into your courts to pray for repentance. I begin with me, turning away from anything that is not of God. May those in my church join me. May my community join us. May my state, my nation and all the nations of your creation join us. For, there is no forgiveness without repentance and turning to the Christ, but there is absolute joy, value and hope in your perfect redemption. Holy Spirit, hover over the waters, the people of the world, to call them by their names to come out of the darkness and into God’s marvelous light. I lift up my prayer for repentance in the name and authority of Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9 ESV)