Fr. John Zuhlsdorf at "What Does The Prayer Really Say" posts on a prayer composed by the first Bishop of the United States, Archbishop John Carroll of Baltimore. As one of his commenters noted, it makes a great template for the Universal Prayers.
Our country needs intercession more than ever.
Perhaps some of these could find their way into your prayer life.
Immaculate Mary, patroness of the United States of America, pray for us.
Originally posted 7/4/2012.