Saturday, July 7, 2018

My Prayer For America

Hey Friends, 

This is Odie reporting in from Colorado today. The gospel tent is set up here in Colorado Springs. Revival will finish up here tonight and tomorrow. When everything is packed away we will begin the trek home. I would appreciate your prayers for safe and smooth travels.

Did you see my post last Saturday? We had a virtual birthday party for my Mom. I was pleased with the outcome and Mom enjoyed it. Thank you again to everyone who helped me make it a success! You can click here to read it. 

Our great nation of America had a birthday this week too! Happy Birthday to the greatest place on Earth. I am proud to be an American! I thank our forefathers for their vision and their sacrifice so that I can live here. Thank you to everyone who works to preserve our freedom and protects us! I have visited almost every state in our union. I am amazed by the beauty in this land I get to call my home sweet home!

I may not agree with everything our country stands for now, but I love my home. I pray for revival across our land and for our country to return to God. I thank God for His blessings on us! I pray that He has mercy on us all! I am reminded of 2 Chronicles 7:14. I am standing on God promise. 

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

The last few days I have been thinking of the song “God Bless America.” It represents what I feel in my heart right now. It is easy to think of it only as a patriotic song, but it can truly be a prayer.

God bless America

Land that I love

Stand beside her 
And guide her
Through the night with the light from above
From the mountains 
To the prairies

To the oceans 
White with foam
God bless America
My home sweet home

Songwriter: Irving Berlin

God Bless America lyrics © Imagem Music Inc

According to what I read online it was first written by Irving Berlin in 1918. He revised it in 1938 and debuted it on Armistice Day. The author of this song was Jewish and he came to America at the age of 5 from Russia. I did not remember the history of this song. It was interesting to me to read about the composer and the song's history. You can click here to view what I read. 

Click here to see a clip of a Gaither video. This is the Homecoming crew singing “God Bless America.” This was recorded at Carnegie Hall shortly after 9/11/2001. 

Please join me in praying for our Nation, our Leaders and our Armed Forces! Thank you for stopping by to visit with us today. Have a good weekend!


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