A Prayer for Independence Day
Lord God Almighty,
We come to you today as our forebears have come to you in times past, celebrating our history and humbly rejoicing in the many great things you have allowed our nation to achieve. On this day we exult in the favor you have so graciously given.
We thank you for the blessings of liberty, for this generation and for the generations to come.
We thank you for all those who have bravely given their lives in the defense of freedom and justice, and for those who willingly stand in harm’s way.
We thank you for your gracious and provident hand that has given so much.
Yet as a nation and people we have not always chosen the right way. We ask you to forgive us for these times, and we lay our lives before you. Make us a generous people, a holy nation, a people set aside to love you forever, for the sake of this land, and all the peoples and nations of this world.
We do not presume your grace for our country. Our land is in need of you, our people are in need of you, our industry and business are in need of you. May we look only to you this Independence Day, wholly dependent on you.
Please come now by your glorious Holy Spirit, breathe life into the sinews of this nation. May justice flow like rivers, and righteousness like a never-failing stream, until the whole of this land is covered with your glory, as the waters cover the sea.
We ask all this in the name of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. One God, now and forever.
See you Sunday.
News & Announcements
Chapel at the Lutheran Mission: A spiritual community for those who serve or receive help from the Lutheran Mission. Every Wednesday at 10am. email@example.com.
Second Sunday Sandwiches: July 14 following worship.
Redeemer Vestry: Sunday, July 14, 12:30-2:30 PM.
Third Friday Bingo: July 19, 7:00-8:30 PM. Once per month we play bingo with the residents of the Light House at their location 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis. All are welcome to come along to this family-friendly social event. If you cannot make it you can also donate towards the gift card prizes and hospitality costs: Go here to give and select ‘Local Mission’.
Food Bank: Annapolis SDA hosts a community food bank every third Saturday, and we can help. Non- perishable foods of all kinds are needed. You can leave your contributions in the “Food Bank” tub in the lobby.