Dearest Lord Jesus,
As we watch the fireworks tonight, may we remember how truly blessed we are to live in a nation where we can serve and worship you. Our freedom was a costly one, and we are grateful for those who died so long ago to give it to us. May you bless those who have served, and are currently serving in the armed forces, who fight to maintain that freedom. Bless the leaders of this nation, guide them in every decision they make. May the actions of those leading our country honor you, and glorify your kingdom.
In Christ Jesus, I pray, Amen.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.Galatians 5:1 NIV