On this 4th of July 2022 I’ll share this prayer from the first president of the United States. A prayer from George Washington’s Prayer Journal.
“O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul.
Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the ever lasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day, and all the days of my life.
Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Gospel. Give me repentance from dead works. Pardon my wanderings, and direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation. Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments. Make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber. But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life. Bless my family, friends and kindred unite us all in praising and glorifying thee in all our works begun, continued, and ended, when we shall come to make our last account before thee blessed Saviour, who hath taught us thus to pray, our Father.”
I’m humbled by this prayer from the first president of the United States. I pray along with it as I ready this post.
The stained glass window with the sun streaming through casting it’s light and color onto the statue of George Washington was taken at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. in May of 2011. Dear had a conference in D.C. and I was able to tag along. The National Cathedral is a must see if you ever travel to D.C.
It is folly to say our nation was not founded on Christian principles. Some would like to blot out this part of our history and remove all evidence of our Founding Father’s faith in the one true God.
Have you ever seen or read the third verse of “The Star Spangled Banner”, our National Anthem?
O thus be it ever when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, “In God is our trust.”
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Praising God this morning for preserving our nation to this point in history.
Give me this day almighty God the Spirit filled mind to serve thee in the righteousness of your dear Son, Jesus my Lord, who’s sacrifice covers my sin repented of and gives me the strength to live in your holiness. God bless America and keep our land free to worship you in righteousness and truth.
Happy Independence Day, the 4th of July to all my friends and family in the U.S.A.!
My post is late this year since we had a very mighty thunderous storm yesterday knocking out our electricity and internet for a time. The electricity came back on but the internet was still out when I tried to create a post for today.
13 thoughts on “4th of July 2022 ~ God Help America!”
Thank you for this post, Amen! Happy 4th to you and your family, and May God shed His light on America!
Thank you, Donna G. Amen.
…at this time of division, the country needs all the help that it can get!
Happy 4th! God bless America!
Happy Independence Day, enjoy your holiday! Take care, have a great new week!
Yes. God help America. I have a funny feeling about all the celebrating these past few of years. I don’t feel good about our country like I used to. There is so much wrong. I could not bring myself to participate in the early primary voting this Spring. “But we have to vote,” they say. My heart is broken watching our flag wave. What has become of us? “God save us,” is all I can say.
I am encouraged by the Supreme Court, but it’s not enough. I need more.
Sandi, praying here for revival/a great awakening. Also we keep reminding ourselves that God is in control and we have the hope of heaven. In the meantime how we are to live in the midst of total depravity is trying and the best encouragement comes from being in the Truth and learning more about the three in one God who has saved us, loves us and learning to love Him more.
AMEN!! A wonderful post!!!!
Yes, I have heard the third verse.
That is a powerful prayer. Thank you for sharing it. Deist…pfffttt.
Would that we all had such a faith.
Hope your day has been blessed.
Thank you, Vee. We had a good day. We will be cooperating with God on perfecting that faith…
Beautiful words Ellen. Your photos inside the National Cathedral are stunning. I know this well as we have taken all our visitors here over the years.
Thank you, Denise.
A Very Happy 4th of July!