Prayer for Connecticut
This Prayer for Connecticut was written in 1970 by the Very Rev. Francis B. Sayre, Jr., former dean of Washington National Cathedral.
Have in Thy keeping, O God, the stony hills and homely rocks of Connecticut, and the undaunted folk who live among them. As by a mighty glacier Thou didst shape and furnish the land, so by grace and labor did Thy servants clear it, meting the bounds with boulders, and measuring themselves against the stern beauty of Thy handiwork. Thus moulded to Thy majesty, may Thy people ever rejoice in the bounty of their valleys, the refreshment of the sea, and thy changing glory at each season of the year. Bless their towns and government; bless their commerce; bless their rest; that in their turn they may endow their progeny with that hard and humble hope which is ever learned of Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord.