A Collect for Juneteenth

NASA HQ Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony (NHQ202306150012) by NASA HQ PHOTO is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

Almighty God, you rescued your people from slavery in Egypt, and throughout the ages you have never failed to hear the cries of the captives; We remember before you our sisters and brothers in Galveston, Texas who on this day received the glad tidings of their emancipation; Forgive us for the many grave sins that delayed that liberating word