Tuesday, July 26, 2011

After watching last night's sorry display of finger pointing...

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 favor and glad to do thy will.
Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and
pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion;
from pride and arrogance, 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.

Prayers for National Life
For our Country, BCP pg 820

1 comment:

The Archer of the Forest said...

I try hard not to make political comments on this blog, but this whole fabricated drama over the debt ceiling and the ridiculous finger pointing by both sides is just getting on my nerves.

I would also add that I would have gladly included a prayer for the rise of the 3rd Party, but there isn't one in the Prayerbook.