Fourth of July Prayer

June 25th, 2013

Many pastors in the U.S. struggle with what extent to observe Independence Day in worship. A simple prayer of thanks for opportunity and for the lives of brave people who have come before us is often a poignant addition to the service. This one is from Moments With God, a worship resource available in the Ministry Matters Library.

Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to act in accordance with all the law that my servant Moses commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, so that you may be successful wherever you go. —Joshua 1:7

For our country, O God, I am so thankful. For our immigrant ancestors who came here across an ocean that seemed so wide; for their years of struggle against obstacles that I have never faced; for the sacrifices of others who built our country and defended it against all the things that would go wrong; for opportunities in my own lifetime to do something that would really make a difference; for a place in which to raise a family, to seek to do well in my job, to worship you in freedom, and to cherish the hopes and dreams for the years ahead—I am, O God, deeply thankful.


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