Early morning light promises
In July's Give Us This Day this prayer seemed exactly what we needed for our celebration of Independence Day. It has steered me in a direction for my homily different from what I had been considering. This is just the beginning and end of the prayer by Jane Deren:
God of all, you challenge us
to be a unified national community.
You call us to move beyond
so we may create
a vision of the common good
so sorely needed by our country....
God of all, bless our nation at this time
and open the way to unity
so we may follow your call. Amen