On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, granting the 13 colonies their freedom as a sovereign nation. We remember in prayer those who founded our country so that we can live with honor, dignity, and the freedom to freely give glory to God our Creator. On this Independence Day we pray to God in thanksgiving for our basic freedoms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We especially remember on this day the words of our forefathers, words to live by, “In God we Trust”. So as we celebrate this day which is considered the birthday of the United States of America with barbecues, ceremonies, fireworks and family gatherings, let us remember the Lord our God who has bestowed upon this country countless blessings.
A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION
Gracious and loving God, we come to you in humble prayer for the United States of America. Bless our President. Give him wisdom and strength to serve the American people and lead our country in ways that are pleasing to you. Bless our Congress. Instill in them knowledge and understanding to enact laws that protect the sanctity of life – from the unborn to the elderly; and promote the good of all people. Bless the people of the United States. Make us aware of our responsibility as citizens to uphold the principles of life, liberty, justice, and equality. Send your Holy Spirit upon our beloved country. Make us people of faith in time of uncertainty. Make us people of hope in times of trouble. Make us people of compassion with those who are less fortunate. Make us people of peace in our homes, our communities, our country, and our world. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.