American Independence Day 2021.
Wishing all our American Sisters and those who worked in the U.S. abundant blessings on this American Independence Day.
As you celebrate Independence Day this year with cook-outs and fireworks, take some time to thank God for the freedom we have. On the Fourth of July let us focus on celebrating our freedom, thanking those who have served in our military, and praying for our nation.
As Christians, we can thank God for both physical and spiritual freedom made available through Jesus Christ. Let us use this holiday to remember the true freedom that we can experience.
President Joe Biden and his White House are planning a slate of travel and events this weekend to celebrate his administration’s progress combating the pandemic, though the country fell short of his July 4 vaccination goal.
Biden will visit Traverse City, Michigan on Saturday as part of what the White House calls the “America’s Back Together” celebration. The next day, the U.S. Independence Day holiday, the president will host more than a thousand essential workers and military families for a barbecue on the South Lawn of the White House.
Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Nevada on Saturday, while first lady Jill Biden will be in Maine and New Hampshire. Second gentleman Doug Emhoff will visit Utah on Friday. Cabinet members will fan out to more than a dozen states to attend roundtables and baseball games, and visit fire stations, festivals, parades and cookouts.
“America’s back together thanks to the Biden administration’s whole-of-government pandemic response, the countless essential workers and first responders, and the resiliency of the American people,” the White House said in a statement.
A Fourth of July Prayer for the Nation
Sovereign Lord, I lift up our nation to You. You have blessed us and established us since the beginning. You have been our shield and our covering of protection. You have made us a great nation on this earth.
Our forefathers honored You on historical documents, solemn oaths and in courtrooms. Songs have been written proclaiming Your glory in our beautiful land. Your precepts have been the very foundation this country was built on. You have been our might, our justice, our freedom and our victory.
We bow our knees and our hearts in thanksgiving to You for preserving us. We also bow with contrite hearts for not giving You the honor and praise You are due. For not walking in Your ways. Forgive us, Lord. Have mercy on us, most merciful Father. We have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly, and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances. (Daniel 9:5)
I lift up all who are in office in this country, all who are in positions of authority, and pray that You would protect them and give them wisdom, knowledge and acute discernment for the jobs that they hold. I lift up our military, our intelligence agencies and all who are in law enforcement and pray Your protection over them. Establish their steps, Lord. Strengthen them and equip them. Bless them and their families. Father, You alone are our hope and our future. Turn the hearts of Americans toward You. In Jesus’ name, Amen. (by Lyn Cooke)