Updated: Aug 5, 2019
A Prayer for Our Country
Almighty God, who has 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 humble 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 many tongues.
Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom
in Thy name we entrust the authority of government,
that there may be peace and justice 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 of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- George Washington