What we need from America, border to border and shore to shore, are Fourth of July celebrations that will help America re-discover what brought us together as a nation 242 years ago.
To do this I suggest following the advice of colleague Dr. John Buchanan who said in a recent WordPress blog, posted (June 29):
“Stop hyperventilating about Donald Trump and focus instead on American history; really focus.”
A good place to start is the Constitution! As students of American history, may we renew HOPE it what it means to be ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
This prayer from the newly published Book of Common Worship (pg 626):
“God of Ages, in your sight nations rise and fall, and pass through times of peril.
Now when our land is troubled, be near to judge and save. May leaders be led by your wisdom; may they search for your will and see it clearly. If we have turned from your way, help us to reverse our ways and repent. Give us your light and your truth to guide us; through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of this world, and our Savior. Amen.