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10 Edifying Fourth of July Prayers for America

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These Fourth of July prayers aim to celebrate not just America, but the God who brought us here and granted us independence and freedom.

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Happy blessed 4th of July America! The Fourth of July is a time for celebration. On this day, we celebrate our independence as a free nation. But, as followers of Christ, we shouldn’t forget to put God at the center of all our festivities. We wouldn’t have a Fourth of July to celebrate if it weren’t for His grace and blessings.  So, with a humble heart, let us offer up our thanksgiving and petitions in these Fourth of July prayers.

These patriotic prayers for our nation highlight what it means to be a truly free citizen of the world. They, along with bible verses about leadership, remind us that although we live in an independent nation, we still serve God, our one true leader. All glory to our Lord with these Fourth of July prayers.

Thanksgiving Fourth of July Prayers

1. A Fourth of July Prayer for America

The Fourth of July is a busy day for all of us, but amidst all the festivities ahead, we must not forget to set aside time for God. A short prayer for the Fourth of July, regardless of its length, is still powerful in its intentions. The Lord never forgets us. As such, we shouldn’t forget to thank Him with Fourth of July prayers for giving us this day to celebrate in the first place.

Dearest God, we lift up this prayer to You in gratitude for this grand occasion. Thank You for blessing our nation with the joy of freedom, as we are only able to live so freely because of You. True freedom is only found through You, and we wouldn’t be here today without Your holy guidance. Please watch over us, our loved ones, our neighbors, and every other American – that we may all have a safe and blessed Fourth of July that places You at the center of everything. May we never forget that it is You whom we celebrate every day of our mortal lives until we are ultimately reunited in Your kingdom. Amen.

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Psalm 145:7 They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

2. An Independence Day Prayer For America

The Fourth of July is a day for us to remember how our ancestors fought for our freedom and independence – a feat that was made possible with the guidance of our Lord. Offer this gratitude prayer to honor the ancestors who fought for our freedom, and to honor God who freed us from such plight.

Almighty Father in Heaven, we praise You and Your holy name each day of our humble lives. We would not be here without You, Lord, and for that we are eternally grateful. You made all this a reality; the bright smiles and joyful laughter around us were made possible through Your hand. Thank You for allowing us to live our truths and come out victorious in our fight for freedom as one united nation. We pray for America, that this nation may never forget that it was You who granted us true independence. Your will granted us such grand blessings, and so today, on our day of independence, we honor You. As we honor America today, we lift up this prayer for our nation in Your honor as well. In Your holy name, we pray. Amen.

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Romans 6:22 But now that you have been set free and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.

3. Fourth of July Prayer for Those in the Military 

In our fourth of July prayers, let us also include this thanksgiving prayer for all soldiers who continue to fight for us to maintain peace and harmony in the nation. May God bless them.

Blessed Father, thank You for giving us another Fourth of July to celebrate everything that makes us a free nation. Thank You for this opportunity to enjoy our Fourth of July blessings and live as free citizens of the world, ones who are not shackled down by the false truths of our enemies. We thank You for blessing America with a strong militia and men and women who are willing to lay down their lives for our nation. We offer this prayer to You, seeking Your guidance and protection for our brothers and sisters who are still serving the nation in the military. They continue to fight for our wellbeing and safety, and so we humbly ask that You continue to watch over them. Amen.

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2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Fourth of July Prayers for America As A Nation 

4.  A Fourth of July Patriotic Prayer

Although we celebrate the Fourth of July on Earth, we are all citizens of God’s kingdom as well. Fourth of July prayers help us praise the Lord amidst all the celebrations. This prayer highlights the pride of being a citizen of this country and a citizen of the Lord.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for continuously watching over us as we go about our days as Your humble followers. There is no greater accomplishment than being a child of Christ. Eagerly we wait for the day we are reunited in Your blessed kingdom. Thank You, Lord, for putting us on this Earth. Thank You for giving us the mission to spread Your holy word. Whether we were born on the soil of this land or were brought here through Your divine intervention, the pride that runs through our veins remains true. We thank You for the love we hold in our hearts for this country, as it allows us to love one another even stronger in peace and harmony. Until we are brought back together in Your arms, we will continue to live out Your name as citizens of this nation, and citizens of Your kingdom. Amen.

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Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.

5. Fourth of July Prayer for Peace in America

In this fourth of July prayer, let us humbly ask the Lord for a peaceful celebration, so that this day may be one that is celebrated in harmony with our fellow citizens.

Dear God in Heaven, we humbly offer this prayer for peace and unity in the country. Today is a day we celebrate with pride and honor. However, we must not forget that it is also a day that is celebrated peacefully and harmoniously with others. We pray that our Fourth of July celebrations remain peaceful and joyful. Engaging in conflict would only dishonor our ancestors – and, more importantly, You. As our celebrations remain peaceful, we pray for other nations all over the world as well. May they, too, may find the peace that they so passionately fight for. We are all deserving of peace, so this prayer is lifted up to You, as everything rests in Your blessed hands. Amen.

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Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

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6. Prayer For Unity and Strength in America

Offer this unity prayer on this special day for God’s guidance, so that He may continue to bring us together as one nation. As we celebrate our nation today, let us not forget our Fourth of July prayers and seek God’s guidance and strength for the country.

Dearest Lord in Heaven, we are gathered here today as a show of unity and strength. We are united as one nation, brought together in Your holy name. Today we offer this prayer for unity, humbly asking that You continue to watch over us as children of this country, and as children of God. We pray that we find the strength to fight off conflict, so that we may not engage in it, but instead soothe over such discord planted by the evils around us. You are our greatest source of strength, so we lift up this prayer to You today, Lord. We humbly ask that You lend us Your strength as we fight to continue living in harmony as a united nation. This we ask through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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Acts 4:32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.

7. Prayer For Wisdom For Our Nation’s Leaders

As we look back on far we’ve come, let us also keep our nation’s leaders in our prayers. Fourth of July prayers are also meant to enlighten those around us, especially those in leadership. Let us use these bible verses about wisdom to pray for God’s guidance to be upon them as they continue to bring America to greater heights. 

Dearest Lord, we pray to You today, humbly seeking wisdom for ourselves and for our leaders. Thank You for blessing us with capable leaders who keep our best interests in mind. Our leaders are good and capable, for they lead with You at the center of their hearts. Please continue to watch over our country’s leaders. Lend them Your wisdom, so that they may continue to make responsible and wise decisions for the betterment of our country and its people. We pray that You bless them with Your grace, that they may remain faithful and fight the temptations of evil. It is You who is our true leader in life, Lord. We pray that those in seats of power never forget that they are still Your people. Remind them of their identity in You always. Amen.

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Ephesians 5:15-17 Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do no be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

8. Prayer For Healing in America

There are others hurt by the injustices of the world, that are still on the road to healing. We offer this prayer for healing for them, and for other underlying tensions in the country, as there can be no true unity when we harm others in the process.

Oh loving Father, we offer this prayer for the healing of our brothers and sisters today. This Fourth of July is a time of celebration. But, we cannot celebrate so openly when there is pain in our hearts for those who are hurting. Lord, we pray that You heal those who suffer today and ease their pain. May they lift their worries to You, for only You are able to grant us salvation from suffering. The wounds of those around us run deep. So, we pray that those in pain are able to fight against their hardships in order to find You, Lord. Only You can truly take our pain away. We pray for those on the verge of conflict, that they may not give in to the temptation of anger and instead find serenity in You.  With this, we pray that all those who have been harmed will find their hearts enlightened with Your most loving grace. Amen.

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2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

9. A Prayer For Racism in America

Racism, especially in America, remains rampant. Offer this prayer for peace in the world, so that we may all see each other in equality for what we truly are: followers in Christ who were created in His most holy image.

Most holy Lord, we are so blessed to be where we are today. We, as Your followers, have progressed to become more mature and educated about the world we live in. But Lord, there are others who still struggle to see the world from another’s perspective. Without a doubt, we are all equal in Your eyes. You’ve created us in Your most glorious image. Thus, we pray for those who have lost sight of this. We pray for those who think themselves superior. May they be graced with humility and be reminded of Your compassion. After all, it is You who is the most perfect example we are to look up to. Humbly we pray that we all see each other not for our color or size but for our true value as fellow followers of Christ. We also pray for forgiveness, for racism is a true sin that no one deserves to be subject to. Please, Lord, we ask for You to watch over all of us. We pray that we may not be put in harm’s way, nor subject others to such harmful deeds. Amen.

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1 John 2:11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

10. A Prayer For America For God’s Sovereignty

Every Fourth of July celebration is a reminder that we are a blessed country able to live freely. But, we must not forget that although we have rightly won our independence, we are all still followers under one true leader: God. This is why we praise the Lord on this occasion with Fourth of July prayers. Offer a prayer for America today as we celebrate the nation and the Lord. It is He who reigns over all things in life.

Lord Almighty, we praise You and Your holy name today, a day that celebrates our right to live as a free country. Without You we are nothing, and so ultimately, our freedom and independence are Yours, dear Lord. It is You who is our true leader, for it is You who will lead us into paradise. May we never forget that we are Your followers first and foremost. Our mission in our mortal lives is to praise Your most holy name. All our actions are decided by Your will, so it is thus Your will that we are able to live so generously in Your blessings. We pray that this nation continues to revere You every day of our lives. This country is Yours to lead until the end of time. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

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