July 4th Liturgy

Pray for our nationWhat: Mass on July 4, 2017

Time 8:30 AM

Where: Worship Center

  • Wishing you a fun and blessed Fourth of July holiday!
  • Remember to pray in a special way for our country, that we may grow in the ways that will make us a truly great nation.
  • Join us for 8:30 AM Mass on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

“A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to “dream” of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the contemplative style of Thomas Merton.” Pope Francis speaking to US Congress, 2015

A Prayer for Our Nation

  • May we as nation be guided by the Divine to rediscover the sacred flame of our national heritage, which so many have given their lives to safeguard;
  • Let the wounds of separation and division be healed by opening our hearts to listen to the truth on all sides, allowing us to find a higher truth that includes us all;
  • May we learn to honor and enjoy our diversity and differences as a people, even as we more deeply touch our fundamental unity;
  • May we, as a people, undergo a transformation that will draw forth individuals to lead our nation who embody courage, compassion and a higher vision;
  • May our leaders inspire us, and we so inspire each other with our potential as individuals and as a nation, that a new spirit of forgiveness, caring and honesty be born in our nation;
  • May we, as a united people, move with clear, directed purpose to take our place within the community of nations to help build a better future for all humankind;
  • May we as a nation rededicate ourselves to truly living as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all;
  • And may God's Will be done for the United States, as we, the people, align with that Will.

By Gordon Davidson and Corinne McLaughlin (The Center for Visionary Leadership)