Happy Independence Day

Independence Day Flag

A blessed Independence Day to all my American readers. While our country is not perfect by any means, we have basic rights enshrined in our Constitution – freedom of speech, religion, and the right to bear arms among many others. I thank God for the rights that we have.

Lord God Almighty,
in whose Name the founders of this country
won liberty for themselves and for us,
and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn:
Grant we beseech thee,
that we and all the people of this land may have grace
to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.