Jun 21, 2012

Prayer for Our Nation

Here’s a prayer suitable for use on Independence Day (July 4), Canada Day (July 1), or any other national celebration.  It comes from the Church of England website.

Prayer for Our Nation

Heavenly Father,
source of all truth and wisdom,
who knows and loves the whole creation,
watch over our nation:
that truth may prevail over distortion,
wisdom triumph over recklessness
and the concerns of every person be heard.

Lord Jesus,
who chose the way of the cross in the Garden of Gethsemane,
help us to turn our backs on self interest
and to support policies that sustain the poor, the vulnerable
and the frightened people of this world.

Holy Spirit,
who brought understanding among myriad peoples and languages at Pentecost,
give to all your people a passion for peace
and inspire us to work for unity and co-operation
throughout the world and in our political life together.  Amen.

— from the Church of England website.  http://www.churchofengland.org/

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