|Lovely photo and graphic by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
May we all take time to thank the Lord today for the blessings that are ours living in a free country, and to pray for those brave and committed men and women who are serving right now to protect our land and keep our nation free. May we take a moment to pray for our country, so deeply divided and so much in need of the healing that only God can truly bring.
Do you pray for our nation regularly? I take some time every Thursday to pray for some specific requests. (Of course, I pray for America on other days too when the news is particularly bad or there is an urgent need.)
I begin by thanking God for the blessing of living in a free country. I thank Him for the freedom to worship, the freedom to share my faith with others, the privilege of voting, and the privilege of living in a country with so many natural resources and such natural beauty. I then pray for our president and other leaders, our men and women in the military, our judges and courts, and my state and governor.
The printed page you see across the bottom of my prayer journal is from a pdf titled How to Pray for America. It's a free download at Revive Our Hearts, and I have found it very helpful in praying for our country as a whole. If you are not in the habit of praying for America, may I encourage you to do so?
Later today we will be attending a Fourth of July gathering at the home of friends. There will be food, fellowship, and very likely fireworks as well. Hope all of you will also enjoy a blessed day celebrating with family or friends! Happy Fourth of July!