+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
– Joshua 1:9 (NLT)
Free me to follow You, and I will obey Your truth. Always keep me faithful.
+ Lord of our [American] yesterdays and hope of bright tomorrows, empower Your people once again.
+ Lift us from futile passivity or a clinging to rocks of ages past.
+ Strike joyous freedom, brave and bold to face this day.
+ We leave our outgrown shells beneath the tide of half-forgotten dreams and monuments to pride of other years.
+ The living Christ calls, ‘Follow Me!’ and asks, ‘Do you really love Me more than these?’
Saint Piran (sixth century)
A Call to New Beginnings
Prayer: Free and Brave
Lord Jesus: In the upcoming presidential election, we are being asked to leave behind the certain corruption of the past for the uncertain promise of a better future. Give us the courage to move forward in faith towards a better future.
+ Deliver us from the evil of past administrations.
+ Call us, once again, to love You and follow You before all else.
+ Give us the boldness to walk with You into a new season of freedom.
+ And, raise up a brave citizenry – confident of Your presence with us.
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.