God of Jacob and Rebekah,
we bow before you.
Prince of Peace and King of kings,
we honor you.
we worship you.
Hear our prayers for those who govern
that they might hear your voice
and be led by your example,
according to your law of love.
Hear our prayers for those who rely on your covenant
for order and security
that they might grow and prosper
and rest in the hope of salvation
according to your everlasting promises.
Hear our prayers for those cut off and tossed away
who, imprisoned by their own pain,
long for community
and for new life in Christ,
that they may be reconciled to you
and restored to wholeness.
Hear our prayers for a new day, O God,
that they sun may rise upon your people
throughout the earth
and bring light to the darkness
as we remember who we are
and whose we are,
and realign our loyalties
with the One who reigns in glory.