Independence Day Prayer

01Jul
Compatriots, as we observe Independence Day this year with family and friends, great food and perhaps fireworks, I commend this prayer to you as we remember the works of our ancestors. 

Almighty God, who inspired the hearts of our fathers to set forth the independence of these United States; we give all glory and praise to you, the Author of our liberty, and the sure Defense of our safety. We pray that by your grace we may be enabled to build wisely upon these foundations of freedom and peace; that we may hold our liberties in due subjection to your law and in all things seek that righteousness that exalts a nation. Kindle in our hearts the pure flame of sacrifice to our country’s needs and grant that the fires of our patriotism may shine as beacon lights, O God, and may point the ways of all nations toward a universal brotherhood through your grace and mercy. Amen!

May your holiday be blessed and filled with all god things!

Rev. Rich Crozier
Chaplain, SCSSAR
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