Independence Day Prayer

by Larry Winebrenner, Novelist
(Miami Gardens, FL)

Creator and lover of what you have created,
Open your arms to those imprisoned by sin
That they might experience the independence
You intended in the creation.

Gracious Christ, crucified and risen Christ,
Embrace those who stumble through life
That they might feel the independence from uncertainty
That you died to abolish by undying love.

Mysterious, yet ever present Holy Spirit,
Fill us with your power when we waver
That we might cling to the independence from doubt,
Promised by the Lover and Savior of all that is yours.

Eternal Trinity, holy and ever present,
We thank you for the independence
Provided in our spiritual life
Which makes a celebration of national independence
A true and meaningful celebration.

In Thy Holy and Most Blessed Name,

Contributed from

Thanks, Larry.
I'd like to add an Independence Day Prayer, as well.

Dear Lord God, maker of heaven and earth and all things contained hereupon, we ask of you mercy today. This country you created for your purposes is under severe attack, as you well know. The constitution's foundation is shaking and the walls are cracking. Almighty God, please use your boundless powers to reign in the assault on America by those who disregard You and Truth altogether. Also help each of us to understand the limitations of our government, and our own personal responsibilities to our country. Lord, may the fireworks in our hearts be for You and your Ways. May the excitement of being your disciples rule our lives. Use us to proclaim your salvation to a lost and dying world. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

- Brad Johnson

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