As we direct our thoughts this Fourth of July toward reflecting on our nation and its history, there are two scriptures that come to mind: Jeremiah 6:1619 and Ezekiel 22:30. Stormie Omartian also wrote a prayer on this subject, as follows:
Almighty God, I lift up my nation to You, with all its sin and rebellion, and ask that You would have mercy upon us and help us not to reap the full consequences of what we have sown. I stand in the gap to invoke Your power on our behalf. Do not judge us as we deserve, but rather pour out Your Spirit over this land and bring millions of people You.
There is much to be said about how long our nation has been in existence and how from even the earliest days of the American Revolution, Christian beliefs influenced the thinking of many of our Founding Fathers and in turn, some of the tenets of our democracy. God is now even a part of our daily lives, from our Pledge of Allegiance to his name printed on our currency.
I believe that we are living in our nation with very troubling subject matters and there are lots of troubling things happening that very few people know about. There are many difficult conflicts and strife among our many diverse cultures and backgrounds, and it seems to get worse every day. However, due to our strong faith in our Christian beliefs, we have hope and belief that God will continue to have his hand of guidance and protection on this nation.
In God We Trust. God Bless America.