Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Prayer for Our Country

Prayer For Our Country
(Book of Common Prayer, 1928)
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favour and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honourable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The French Hutch said...

Beautiful Prayer for our country. Thank You.

The French Hutch

Kathleen said...

Amen. As we live in NY we lost several friends that day and our communities suffered great loss. I will never forget.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...


I love this prayer.

Ricki Jill


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