Happy Birthday, America!

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of you teamming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” … by Emma Lazarus.




“Lord, America was founded on Christian principles by those who believed you should be a part of all that went on within this great land. Forigive us for forgetting the humility, the honor, and the pride that established the United States of America. Help me to instill in others the great patriotism of the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

“Thank you for the privilege of being an American. I am grateful for this nation and for the principles on which it was founded and for which it stands. Protect those who are fighting for those principles, whether on a battlefield or in a courtroom. In your name I pray, Amen” 

The above prayers are from the July 3 and July 4 devotional pages of The One Year Yellow Ribbon Devotional, by Brenda Pace and Carol McGothlin. I highly recommend you check out their websites and this devotional for women (men too). I don’t think I could possibly write anything more appropriate. Thank you Brenda and Carol, your daily devotionals are so touching to my heart.


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