We Confess The Sins Of Our Nation

We confess the sins of our nation,
And, Lord, we are guilty
Of a prayerless life.
We've turned away our hearts from Your laws,
And have taken for granted Your unchanging grace.
Turn away this curse from our country;
We say that we've robbed You,
And our storehouses are bare.
Open wide the floodgates of heaven,
Rebuke the devourer so we may not be destroyed.

You said that if we'd humble ourselves
And begin to pray,
You would heal our barren land,
And cleanse us with Your rain.

Don't pass us by,
Let this be the generation, Lord,
That lifts up Your name to all the world.
Save us, O God,
Save a people for Yourself, O Lord,
Let the fear of the Lord be a standard.
Save us, O God,
Cleanse us from our unfaithfulness,
Let the place where we live
Be called a house of prayer.

1991 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing/Adm. by CopyCare