Thursday, July 4, 2013
Blessing Prayer for Our Country
Almighty and eternal God,
you have revealed your glory to all nations.
To us you have entrusted the care of this great land.
Bless our nation.
Help us live and work together
in a spirit of cooperation, tranquility, and respect for one another.
Strengthen us to be good stewards of the gifts you have given us.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion,
from arrogance and greed, and from every evil way.
Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people
the multitudes brought from all the corners of the earth.
Bestow the spirit of wisdom
on those to whom we grant the authority of government,
that they may show respect for the common good
and promote liberty and freedom, justice and peace for all.
Through obedience to your law, may we show forth your glory,
And serve as beacons of your light among the nations of the world.
In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness,
and in the day of trouble, strengthen our trust in you;
All this we ask in your holy Name.