How grateful we are, O God
for our great country,
for the blessings you lavish upon our land.
How concerned we are, O God,
that our very nation may become our god,
and that we worship the gifts
rather than the Giver.
It is possible, O God,
That our law circumvent your will?
That our freedom may place chains on others?
That our wealth may impoverish some?
That our power may come by way of another's weakness?
That our enemies may be those who are obedient to you?
Dare we pray, O God,
that you take away those things that
come between us and you?