Sunday, July 03, 2011

Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Fourth of July


O God, whose Name is excellent in all the earth, and Thy glory above the heavens; who on this day didst inspire and direct the hearts of our delegates in Congress to lay the foundations of our national peace, liberty, and safety; We bless and adore Thy glorious Majesty for all Thy loving kindness manifested towards this land and people; and we humbly beseech Thee to continue Thy goodness to us, that the heritage received from our fathers may be preserved in our time, and be transmitted unimpaired to the generations to come; that all nations of the earth may know that Thou, O Lord, art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, and our King for ever. Grant this, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- House of Bishops, A Book of Offices (Milwaukee: The Young Churchman Co., 1914), 82.

justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/Offices1914/Offices-4.htm

HT: Mark Lamprecht

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