The Elizabeth New Life Center in Dayton offered this prayer for our country on our 4th of July holiday:
We pray today for the nation in which we dwell.
We pray you would grant us to be governed by good and wise leaders;
That we would be governed in such a manner that we may live in peace.
We pray you would give the people of our nation a hunger for righteousness and justice.
That your care for the widow, the orphan, the poor-that your light would be shown through us.
May we be a people of humility, generosity and compassion.
May the weakest among us-the unborn, the unfortunate and the elderly-be shown your justice and mercy.
We pray that we who are the followers of Jesus Christ and His peaceful kingdom, would be a peaceful people seeking to live in peace with one another.
We pray that hate and acrimony would give way to love and harmony.
We ask this in the name of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.