This week as we celebrate our independence as a country let us not forget the price paid by many; people sacrificed much and for some their lives that we might gain our freedom as a nation. What a great blessing! What a great responsibility! Let us never forget all that has transpired over the past 239 years as a result of those sacrifices. And let us continue to pray for guidance from God as we move forward that our world might live in peace.
Independence Day Prayer
Lord, we stand today as our forefathers stood before You,
Celebrating our history and reveling in all the great things
our country has achieved.
On this day we rejoice in the blessings you have so graciously given us.
We thank You for the blessing of liberty.
We thank You for our independence.
We pray for all those who so bravely gave their lives in the defense of freedom and justice.
On this day we commit our hearts to honoring and serving You.
With everything that we are, we lay our lives before You.
Make us a generous people; a holy nation,
A people set aside to love You forever.
Our land is in need of You, our people are in need of You,
Teach us to honor the gift of our independence
acknowledging that it comes from You.
On this Independence Day, we pray thatyour Spirit be with us always breathing new life into our nation so as to benefit all people of the world.
We ask all this in the name of Jesus,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit.
One God, now and forever.
May we celebrate our independence as a nation while we strive to become one in God. Send your Spirit, Lord, that together we might achieve peace and freedom and justice for all your people.
Have a fun and safe July 4th!
He Would Love First!
October 24, 2020
A July Faith Formation Series – Part IV – APOSTOLIC