Lord, I thank you that you are a merciful and gracious God. You shine the sun and send rain upon both the just and the unjust alike.
You love even those who don't know you and worship idols as gods, for your mercy endures forever. Your arms are always open to receive them as your prodigal son because there is no sin too great for you to forgive and its never too late even for the biggest sinner to come to you.
Right now i pray for the people of my country, those who do not know you and who worship other gods being in darkness, whose mind and heart are trapped by the devil. I pray for those people that your Holy Spirit would work in their lives and turn them from the power of darkness to the light so they may come to know you as their Savior.
Lord use us, send us, and prepare your people to share the Gospel with the people around us without fear and to tell them of your great mercy, love and grace.
We pray that when they hear your Word that the Holy Spirit would illuminate it to them, changing their heart of stone for a heart of flesh that faith may come through the hearing of your Word.
I pray this in faith through the name of Jesus. Amen.