Happy Independence Day!
Before you go about your celebrations today, will you join me in a quick prayer for this country that I—and so many others—love so much?
(Even if you’re not American, will you join me in prayer, too?)
(I encourage you to share this prayer with others who love this country.)
Here’s the text of the prayer:
“Father, we thank You for the blessing of America and its impact upon the world. Truly, You’ve shed Your grace on thee. But we need Your grace again, Lord. Each one of us needs to be filled with Your grace for those around us. We ask that You heal us of our prejudice. Open our eyes to any ungodliness. Fill us with Your unconditional love to unconditionally love others, regardless of our differences. Unify and use us to demonstrate Your goodness. And Lord, we ask that You’d, once again, crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”