On Independence Day, we celebrate the many freedoms we enjoy living in the United States and remember the sacrifices made so that we can live in our democracy. We recount our many blessings and consider how we can share them so that all can live free with the opportunities we have.
It is easy to look at the divisions in our country and the injustices and loose hope. But our merciful God is first and foremost our reason for hope. Let us place our country in his hands.
This prayer for the United States is appropriate for national holidays, during election season, or in times of turmoil. If we are truly one nation under God, then we should pray for our nation.
In this reflection and discussion, youth are encouraged to think about how their duties as citizens and their call to discipleship overlap with each other.
Quotes and Social Media Graphics for Independence Day
It is dangerous for men in power if no one dares to tell them when they go wrong.St. Thomas Becket
We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.Pope Francis