My family and I went to the beautiful 4th of July parade in Dublin, Ohio.
As I looked out on the huge crowd,
I was reminded of a prayer for our country from our Book of Common Worship:
"Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage.
Make us always remember your generosity.
Make us who come from many nations with many different languages a united people.
When times our prosperous, let our hearts be thankful;
and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in your fail.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."