Prayer for our Country on Flag Day
Almighty God, you have given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly pray that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your 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 your Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to your law, we may show forth your 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 you to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
and may there be given to him gold from Arabia; *
and may they bless him all the day long.
growing thick even on the hilltops; *
and its grain like grass upon the earth.
and be established as long as the sun endures; *
Image: “Patriotic Old Worn Waving American Flag, Ragged Old Flag, Stars & Stripes, Old Glory, Red White & Blue, Blowing in the Wind” by Beverly & Pack is licensed under CC BY 2.0.