Monday, May 31st
Please take time on Memorial Day to pray for our country and to pray for all who have given their lives for us and for the freedoms that we enjoy today.
No one has greater love than this, than to lay down one's life for one's friends. -John 15:13
O GOD OUR CREATOR,
from your provident hand we have received our right
to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and
given us the right and the duty to worship you,
the only true God, and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church in this decisive hour
in the history of our nation, so that,
with every trial withstood and every danger overcome-
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us- this great land will always be
"one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
|This Country (America)|
Original by Joe & Sonny Wells