The Response is “WE GIVE THEE THANKS, O GOD.”
Let us pray
Let us give thanks for all God’s goodness and the wonderful heritage into which we have entered: For Dominica, our island home, the land of our birth –
Response: We give Thee thanks, O God.
For the majesty of our hills, the beauty of our valleys, the flaming loveliness of our gardens -
For the warmth and brightness of our days and the calm and peace of our countryside –
For the rich heritage of our people coming from many races, and yet one in purpose, in achievement, and in destiny; and for the dignity of labour and the service given by every citizen of our land –
For the high privilege and responsibility and for bringing us to nationhood –
For our parents, teachers, religious, and other leaders and all those who in every walk of life are helping to prepare us for responsible citizenship; and for all those who are giving voluntary service in the public interest –
For the poets, artists, and thinkers and all who create in us the vision of a new and better society –
For the Godly heritage, the example of Jesus Christ and the sacrifice of our fathers in the faith –
The response is “HEAR US WE BESEECH THEE, O GOD.”
Bless, we pray Thee, our President, our Prime Minister, and other Ministers of State, our Parliament, and all who are set in authority over us and grant that under them we may be peacefully and justly governed -
Response: Hear us we beseech Thee, O God.
Grant us love and compassion for all those in need and distress, help us to remove poverty and ignorance from our land, and grant us prosperity and true wisdom, we pray –
Forgive us all that is unworthy and evil in our nation’s life, establish us in righteousness, and inspire us to work for universal brotherhood, we pray –
Guide and bless our nation, we pray, and make us loyal and dutiful citizens through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN
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