On this holiday, we remember our ancestors who fought and died so that we could be free. May we come together to celebrate the many good things that we share. One of those good things is that we can worship God without fear, at a time when Christians are oppressed in many parts of the world.
On this day we pray:
O Eternal God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Independence Day – Collect 1928 BCP