A Prayer For Patriotism on The Fourth of July
From The Catholic Prayer Book compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley
Heavenly Father, purify in all the people of this land their love for the nation according to the mind of your Son Jesus Christ, who knew what was good for the peace of His land and people. May everyone strive by word and action to foster peace among the people of all social classes and creeds, so that, living in harmonny and justice, they may be a Christian light to other nations, such as your Son would have them be.
May we all be wary that our feelings of patriotism motivate all of us to seek just ends rather than rationalize current injustices. Happy Fourth of July!