O LORD, where are the godly? Have the faithful among men vanished? Everyone utters lies and speaks from a double heart. Father God, cut off those with flattering lips, who boast of their power, who have no moral guidance. The poor get plundered. The needy groan. Arise, LORD, place the trodden in your safety where they long to be. Exercise your sovereignty over the tyrannical. Your words are pure, Father, like refined silver. Guard us from the evil one’s schemes. Protect our nation from destruction in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“You, O Lord, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever. On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man.” (Psalm 12:7-8 ESV)