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Suggestions for celebrating the Fourth

Suggestions for celebrating the Fourth

United Methodist Discipleship Ministries offers suggestions for celebrating the Fourth of July at home and at church. 

Click here to access scripture readings and hymns appropriate for this day of celebration.

Click here to see suggestions for celebrating at home.

Independence Day prayer

Almighty God, you rule all the peoples of the earth.
 Inspire the minds of all women and men to whom you have committed
    the responsibility of government and leadership
    in the nations of the world.
 Give to them the vision of truth and justice,
    that by their counsel all nations and peoples may work together.
 Give to the people of our country
    zeal for justice and strength of forbearance,
    that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will.
 Forgive our shortcomings as a nation;
    purify our hearts to see and love the truth.
 We pray all these things through Jesus Christ. Amen.

            (ANDY LANGFORD, U.S.A., 20TH CENT.)