On this very important day in the life of the United States and in those born and unborn, I ask you to join me in praying for our nation, that we as a people will return to God and that we will know His promise:
“…if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.” 2 Chr 7:14
Prayer for Our Nation
Almighty and Eternal Father, we thank you for the inspiration and courage you gave to the founding fathers of our nation to establish a land where your principles and laws would guide us. You have provided for this nation mightily with every good thing but we have squandered your gifts and turned away from your laws and principles.
Forgive us Lord. We acknowledge we have sinned against you and one another in every conceivable way. We deserve your just punishment but plead for your mercy. (Neh 1: 4-11)
Grant us, the people of our nation, the grace to turn from our sins and return to you that we might be healed. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Savior. Amen
God is faithful to His Word and shall accomplish that which He has spoken.
The Holy Guardian Angel of the United States
Mother Church tells us that God appoints His angels as guardians, not just for every individual, but for every country as well. This means that the United States has a holy Angel watching over it! Though few U.S. Catholics seem aware of this celestial guardian, there is a statue of him on the grounds of the Blue Army Shrine in Washington, NJ. The following is the only prayer to our national Guardian Angel that I have ever seen.
O Glorious Guardian Angel of the United States, to whom God has entrusted the care of our beloved country, we honor you and thank you for the care and protection you have given to this great nation from the first moment of its inception.
O Powerful Angel Guardian, whose watchful glance encompasses this vast land from shore to shore, we know that our sins have grieved you and marred the beauty of our heritage. Pray for us.
O Holy Angel, before the throne of God. Obtain for us, from the Queen of Heaven, the graces we need to overcome the forces of evil so rampant in our beloved land.
Help us, our God-given protector and friend, to respond wholeheartedly to the urgent pleas of the Mother of God at Fatima. Assist us to offer the prayer and sacrifice necessary to bring peace and goodness to our nation.
We want to make you known and loved throughout our land, so that with your help we may become once more “a Nation under God”! Amen.
Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States, pray for us! Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner! Anne