Prayer for the Nation

We at St. Peter Orthodox Church wish you a very blessed 4th of July.  While we celebrate all that God has provided us throughout the history of the United States of America, we remember today that we are first and foremost citizens of the Kingdom of God and must be ever set to intercede for our nation and all who dwell therein.  Therefore, on this 4th of July, we invite you to join us in the following prayer:

prayer for the nationO LORD JESUS CHRIST OUR GOD: Accept from us, Thine unworthy servants, this fervent supplication, and having forgiven us all our sins, remember all our enemies that hate and wrong us, and render not unto them according to their deeds, but according to Thy great mercy convert them: The unbelieving to true faith and piety, and the believing that they may turn away from evil and do good.

By Thine all-powerful might, mercifully deliver all of us, Thy holy Church and our Nation from every evil circumstance. Free our homeland, from all enemies, both visible and invisible and their power; Hearken unto the painful cry of Thy faithful servants who cry unto Thee day and night in tribulation and sorrow, O our most merciful God, and lead their life out of corruption.

Grant peace and tranquility, love and steadfastness, and swift reconciliation to Thy people, whom Thou hast redeemed by Thy precious Blood. But unto them that have departed from Thee and seek Thee not, be Thou manifest, that not one of them perish, but that all of them be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth; that all in harmonious oneness of mind and unceasing love may glorify Thy most holy name, O patient-hearted Lord Who art quick to forgive.