I trust that you are relaxing and enjoying a meaningful 4th of July holiday.
As we celebrate our independence and the gifts of freedom, I found a prayer that I want to share with you. I think this prayer could/should be prayed every 4th of July. It is a congressional 4th of July prayer and notice the date.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. -Psalms 33:12
Happy Independence Day!
Prayer for Today
Eternal God, stir Thou our minds and stimulate our hearts with a high sense of patriotism as we approach the Fourth of July. May all that this day symbolizes renew our faith in freedom, our devotion to democracy, and redouble our efforts to keep a government of the people, by the people, and for the people truly alive in our world.
Grant that we may highly resolve on this great day to dedicate ourselves anew to the task of ushering in an era when good will shall live in the hearts of a free people, justice shall be the light to guide their feet, and peace shall be the goal of humankind: to the glory of Thy holy name and the good of our Nation and of all mankind. Amen.
(Offered by Chaplain, Reverend Edward G. Latch on Wednesday, July 3, 1974.)