God of all righteousness, hear our prayer for the life of our country. Assist us in coming together and finding common ground. Help heal the deep divisions that exist and help us work together for the common good. Bless all those in positions of authority. Bless the people of our country: rule their hearts and encourage their endeavors for the good of all. Help us to seek service before private gain, and the honor of your name before the popularity of our own. Give us liberty, peace, and joy, and bind us in service to the community and in loyalty to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Adapted from the Book of Common Order, Church of Scotland