Merciful God, we come to you in thanksgiving for our nation.
We know that our many blessings — of freedom, liberty, prosperity, and other gifts too countless to list — have come from your hand.
Our nation, and its many freedoms, are a gift from you.
On this day, as we remember our nation’s independence, we pause to honor you, to praise you and to thank you.
Heavenly Father, we pray that you would forgive us our sins, and lead us, as a nation, in the way we should go.
Let us not take for granted the many gifts and blessings you have given us. May we always honor you.
Be with us, Lord, as we strive to be a light and a beacon from you, to the world.
In Jesus holy name, we pray.