July 4th Prayer

This day we pray for freedom to move

beyond fear to caring,

beyond self to neighbor,

beyond protection to growth.

That we may be a sign of steadfastness,

that anxiety may not win the day.

You are the one who said, “Do not be anxious.”

And now we submit to you.

Prayers for a Privileged People, God’s Gift in the Midst of Violence by Walter Brueggemann

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