Prayer for Our Nation (Bishop’s Circular No: BP/2018/014)

To All Clergy, Religious and the Lay Faithful in our Diocese.

Peace of the Risen Christ be with you all!

Let us all pray concertedly for God’s intervention and for change in our beloved country at the coming GE14. All parishes and religious houses are to start praying the following prayer at the daily and weekend masses; in our homes, BECs and groups.

Prayer for Our Nation

Let us proclaim the name of the Lord;
And ascribe greatness to our God!

Lord, your work is perfect.
And all your ways are just.

Let Your voice be heard today by all the nations!

O God, Judge of the nations,
Put fear into our hearts
So that we may know that we are only human.

Father, the whole of creation groans and labours to be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Lord Jesus, send forth Your Spirit of Truth and let this Spirit prove to ‘the powers that be’ how wrong they are about sin, righteousness and judgment.

O Lord, declare the power of your works to Your peoples and let us be filled with the knowledge of Your glory as the waters cover the sea.

Gather us, O Lord, in Your Name and may all worship the One True God. Amen.

(A prayer composed from various Scripture verses of the Bible)

Together Building God’s Kingdom
+ Rt. Rev. Bernard Paul, DD
Bishop Malacca Johore Diocese

Bishop's Circular BP/2018/014