Monday, July 04, 2011

A Prayer for the Feast Day of July 4th

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the peoples of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

-Collect for the Feast Day of July 4th in the 1979 BCP.

(Yes, Independence Day is a Feast Day in our Current Prayerbook, much to the chagrin of some.)

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