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Independence Day Prayer

Columban Daily Prayer
July 4, 2021

Eternal God, stir our minds and stimulate our hearts
with a high sense of patriotism as we celebrate the Fourth of July.
May all that this day symbolizes renew our faith in freedom,
our devotion to democracy, and redouble our efforts
to keep a government of the people, by the people,
and for the people truly alive in our world.

Grant that we may highly resolve on this great day
to dedicate ourselves anew to the task of ushering in
an era when truth shall prevail,
good will shall live in the hearts of a free people,
justice shall be the light to guide their feet,
and peace shall be the goal of humankind: to the glory
of Your Holy Name and the good of our Nation and of all mankind.