Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Prayer For The Protection Of Religious Liberty

Published July 5, 2012

O God our Creator,

from your provident hand

we have received

our right to life, liberty, and the

pursuit of happiness.

You have called us as your people and given us

the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,

and your Son, Jesus Christ.

Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,

you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,

bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel

to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us

in our vigilance for the

gift of religious liberty.

Give us the strength of

mind and heart

to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;

give us courage in

making our voices heard

on behalf of the rights of your Church

and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,

a clear and united voice to all

your sons and daughters

gathered in your Church

in this decisive hour in

the history of our nation,

so that, with every trial withstood

and every danger overcome—

for the sake of our children,

our grandchildren,

and all who come after us—

this great land will always be

“one nation, under God,

indivisible, with

liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ our Lord.