Gracious Lord, wonderful God, we praise you for the blessings of living in a free country. Help us to acknowledge that the greatness and prosperity of the United States are gifts from you. Help us use these gifts to lead people everywhere to the knowledge of true freedom: unconditional forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ.
Thank you that we have the liberty to worship you, the Creator of the Universe, in our homes and churches. Where people in the world are not free to worship you openly and without persecution, give them strength of faith to persevere, knowing they will attain life everlasting with you in heaven. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen