July 4: Independence Day

Liberty BellWe wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!  God bless America!

Father of all nations and ages,
we recall the day when our country
claimed its place among the family of nations;
for what has been achieved, we give You thanks,
for the work that still remains, we ask Your help,
and as You have called us from many peoples
to be one nation,
grant that, under Your providence,
our country may share Your blessings
with all the peoples of the earth.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Collect of the Mass for Independence Day