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Hymn of prayer written on September 9, 2001. Two days later the words had additional meaning.

"For Our Nation" has been used in churches for congregational singing and as a choir anthem, sometimes for 9/11 memorials; it can also be found in a shape-note tunebook, "September Psalms," and in a soldier’s uniform pocket. Words are intentionally suitable for singing by citizens of any country.

The shape-note version of "For Our Nation" was sung at the 2002 National Sacred Harp Singing Convention.

Scriptures I had in mind when writing this text were 1 Timothy 2:1,2 and 2 Chronicles 7:13,14.

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