Sunday, July 08, 2012

A Prayer Worth Saying

This prayer for the country is something I was drawn to share. It seems a fitting conclusion to the Independence Day holiday weekend.
Our God and God of our ancestors, we invoke Your blessing upon our country, on the government and leaders of our nation, and on all who exercise rightful authority in our community. Instruct them out of Your law, that they may administer all affairs of state in justice and equity. May peace and security, happiness and prosperity, right and freedom forever abide among us.
Unite the inhabitants of our country, of all backgrounds and creeds, into a bond of true kinship, to banish hatred and bigotry, and to safeguard our ideals and institutions of freedom.
May this land under Your Providence be an influence for good throughout the world, uniting all people in peace and freedom, and helping to fulfill the vision of Your prophets:
“Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war any more.”
“For all people, both great and small, 
Shall know the Lord.”