The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 11, 2012

Prayer for America


DANVILLE — Editor:

A prayer for America: Let us join together to pray to the God of our Founding Fathers, Divine Providence, the Creator of all that is, the one God.

We pray for your guidance, toward a path that honors and upholds the heritage and promise of America.

We pray for wisdom, for courage and strength and tolerance, and for a charitable heart, that we may rise to the challenges that lie ahead.

We beseech you to be with those to whom we entrust leadership, that they may act righteously.

We pray they may be temperate and prudent in their stewardship of our domestic affairs, and that in our foreign affairs they may find the wisdom to lead us toward a more peaceful world.

Almighty God, we give thanks for your manifold blessings on America and on each of us, in ways seen and unseen.

We pray we may act always in ways pleasing to you.

We pray that you continue to watch over this blessed land, keeping it and us in your merciful and loving care. For thine is all glory, now and forever. Amen.

Lynn McLinden