God Bless America

As we experience our Independence Day weekend, let us each leave behind the hustle and bustle of parades, fireworks, and cookouts in favor of a moment on our knees with our Lord. While we are there, let’s thank Him for our liberties, our blessings, and our neighbors; those who protect our freedoms; those who have gone before us and those who have lost their lives for our freedom. We are blessed to be in a country where we can openly pray, worship, and give thanks to our God, and we are privileged to have the freedom to experience our God-given life in the ways that He ordains. Moreover, when we exercise freedoms that do not glorify our Lord, let us also give thanks for His Grace and forgiveness. Let us offer thanks for His Spirit, and recognize His guidance and strength for our lives! And, lastly, let’s offer a hymn of prayer as we acclaim:

Flag_Rosary CrucifixWhile the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America,
Land that I love,
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.
God bless America, My home sweet home.
Amen