Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Daily Prayer for Our Nation by George Washington

Almighty God,
We make our earnest prayer
that Thou wilt keep the United States
in Thy holy protection: that Thou wilt
incline the hearts of the citizens to
cultivate a spirit of subordination
and obedience to government, and
entertain a brotherly affection
and love for one another
and for their fellow citizens
of the United States at large.
And finally that Thou wilt
most graciously be pleased
to dispose us all to do justice, to love
mercy, and to demean ourselves
with that charity, humility, and
pacific temper of mind which were the
characteristics of the Divine Author
of our blessed religion, and without
a humble imitation of whose example
in these things we can never
hope to be a happy nation.
Grant our supplication,
we beseech Thee, through
Jesus Christ our Lord.


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