Can I Get An “Amen!”?

A Prayer For America

ALMIGHTY GOD our Heavenly Father, 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 and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honourable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, 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, whom with thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

A Happy July 4th to all you ‘Murkan Elf-addicts, to my Dad & his family in Missouri, and to all my various and sundry inlaws and outlaws across the U S of A, including the Islands of Hawai’i.


3 thoughts on “Can I Get An “Amen!”?

  1. I remember a film clip of Kate singing God Bless America that was introduced by FDR. Just before she sang, he pointed to her and said (I paraphrase): “Ladies and Gentlemen, this is America!” Amen, and amen, and amen.

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