A Prayer for Religious Liberty
Almighty God, Father of all nations,
For freedom you have set us free in
Christ Jesus (Gal 5:1).
We praise and bless you for the gift
of religious liberty, the foundation
of human rights, justice, and the common good.
Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect
and promote our liberties;
By your grace may we have the courage to defend them,
for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land.
We ask this through the intercession of
Mary Immaculate, our patroness,
and in the name of your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the
Holy Spirit, with whom you live and reign,
one God, for ever and ever.
Prayer taken from “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty –
A Statement on Religious Liberty” by the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty