A Prayer for our Country

I go to a church that uses a liturgical form of worship based on the Anglican prayerbook.  It is a very conservative Christian body, and our pastor’s homilies are always based on the Bible.  As you might expect, President Biden and radical Democrats are not greatly loved by many of our church members.  Nevertheless, during morning prayer services we always say a prayer for our President and others in authority.  It is sincerely meant.  Christian faith demands it.  

There are other prayers as well.  This past Sunday we heard our pastor read a prayer from the prayerbook for our country,  As I listened, it touched my heart.  I hope it touches yours as well.

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 favour  Bless us with industry, prosperity, learning, and purity of life.  Save us from discord and violence, and from pride and arrogancy.  Preserve us from public calamities, pestilence, and famine; from war, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; and especially from national sins and corruption.  Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.  Endue with wisdom those in authority, that justice and peace may prevail.  Make us strong in the fear of God, and in the love of righteousness, that, blessed of thee, we may be a blessing to all people.  In prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in trouble suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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