LORD God, King of the earth,
You have created all peoples
and reign over all the nations
that inhabit this earth.
When the nations rage
and put themselves forward as mighty,
You still have the final word,
promising to put all the prideful in their place.
Although tempted to trust in our own strength,
we turn to You, even as the psalmist says,
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God’ (Psalm 20:7).
Teach us to live with trust
in light of the prophet Nahum’s words,
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7).
All this we pray, through Jesus Christ,
to whom, with You and the Holy Spirit
be all honor and glory, now and forever.