Aprayer of examen for our national holiday

            [Trust that you are not alone as we pray]



We call to mind all that is good in our nation,
all that is in harmony with your grace.
We give you thanks for the gifts you give us,
celebrate the work of your spirit,
and open ourselves to your desire.

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We call to mind all that is hurtful in our nation,
that is out of harmony with your grace.
We share in the cries of the hurting,
repent of our complicity in injustice,
and open ourselves to your desire.

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We thank you for all who share in prayer for our nation,
and who share in your spirit of justice and mercy.
Your kingdom come, your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
May the Empire of your Love
overthrow our human powers and dominions.
May we be faithful citizens of your Realm of Grace.
Amen.


                           —July 3, 2017