A Prayer for America

A friend of mine, Bob Hamilton wrote the following, and the prayer is from the Book of Common Prayer. I thought is was appropriate for our world today.

My intention here is to be scrupulously non-partisan. But I do think there is an important role for Christians and all people in this year’s election, regardless of our party, views, ideology or religion. Surely, we can all unite in thoughts and prayers for our leaders, for those seeking public office, and for our nation. I especially commend to you this thought or prayer for our country:
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.
For all these things, let us pray because prayer works and this is one of the most important times for our country and leadership. Please feel free to add your own thoughts and prayers you want to share that will unite our hearts and minds for the very best for our country. God bless America!Bob Hamilton
My intention here is to be scrupulously non-partisan. But I do think there is an important role for Christians and all people in this year’s election, regardless of our party, views, ideology or religion. Surely, we can all unite in thoughts and prayers for our leaders, for those seeking public office, and for our nation. I especially commend to you this thought or prayer for our country:
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.
For all these things, let us pray because prayer works and this is one of the most important times for our country and leadership. Please feel free to add your own thoughts and prayers you want to share that will unite our hearts and minds for the very best for our country. God bless America!

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