Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in thy holy protection, that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large.(Cited from The Sailor's Pocket Bible, © 2004 Holman Bible Publishers)
And finally that Thou will most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.
Grant our supplications, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Friday, July 04, 2008
George Washington's Prayer for the United States
Written by Keith Throop
The following prayer for the Untied States of America was composed by George Washington on June 8, 1783, and sent to the governors of the states: