Thursday, July 03, 2014

A Collect for Independence Day

O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Let us pray for those who are not free, but held captive against their wills, those who are bound by depression and mental struggles, those who feel they cannot be free lest they face discrimination  of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and for those who are drained of joy in spirit. Let us be mindful of how we can support or help those less fortunate or less free to enjoy some of our daily freedoms and let us pray for those who gave and will give their lives in service of others to fight for and maintain freedom for all.

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