Freedom Prayers for Independence Day

4th of July Prayers for Celebrating Freedom

Freedom Prayers for Independence Day
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This collection of freedom prayers for Independence Day is designed to encourage both spiritual and physical celebrations of freedom on the Fourth of July holiday.

Independence Day Prayer

Dear Lord,

There is no greater feeling of liberty than to experience freedom from sin and death that you provided for me through Jesus Christ. Today my heart and my soul are free to praise you. For this, I am very thankful.

On this Independence Day, I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that a very high price was paid for my freedom. My freedom cost others their very lives.

Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty, meet their needs and watch over their families.

Dear Father, I am so thankful for this nation. For all the sacrifices others have made to build and defend this country, I am grateful. Thank you for the opportunities and freedoms we have in the United States of America. Help me never to take these blessings for granted.

Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone's life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Jesus Christ.

In your name, I pray.


Biblical Freedom Prayer

In our distress, we prayed to the Lord,
And he answered us and set us free (Psalm 118:5).

So if the Son sets us free, we are truly free (John 8:36).

And because Christ has indeed set us free,
We know that is how we must stay.
Being careful not to get tied up again in slavery (Galatians 5:1).

And remember, if we were slaves when the Lord called us,
We are now free in Christ.
And if we were free when the Lord called us,
We are now slaves of Christ (1 Corinthians 7:22).  

The Lord gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry.
The Lord frees the prisoners (Psalm 146:7).

And since the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon us,
He has anointed us to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent us to comfort the brokenhearted
And proclaim that captives will be released
And prisoners will be freed (Isaiah 61:1).

Congressional Prayer for the Fourth of July

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." (Psalms 33:12, ESV)

Eternal God, stir Thou our minds and stimulate our hearts with a high sense of patriotism as we approach the Fourth of July. May all that this day symbolizes renew our faith in freedom, our devotion to democracy, and redouble our efforts to keep a government of the people, by the people, and for the people truly alive in our world.

Grant that we may highly resolve on this great day to dedicate ourselves anew to the task of ushering in an era when good will shall live in the hearts of a free people, justice shall be the light to guide their feet, and peace shall be the goal of humankind: to the glory of Thy holy name and the good of our Nation and of all mankind.


(Congressional Prayer offered by Chaplain, Reverend Edward G. Latch on Wednesday, July 3, 1974.)

Freedom Prayer for Independence Day

Lord God Almighty, in whose name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have the grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.


(1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)

The Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the Flag,
Of the United States of America
And to the Republic for which it stands,
One Nation, under God
Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.

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