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GOD BLESS AMERICA

PICT0097God bless America.  Yes, God, we know you’ve said, “If my people, who are called by my name, will 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.  (II Chronicles 7:14)  Please help us to turn back to You.  And I want it to start with me.

Land that I love.  Yes, Lord, I do love America.  I love You more, but I love this land you’ve given me.

Stand beside her and guide her.  I know You’re willing, Lord.  I pray our leaders will let You guide us. 

Through the night with a light from above.  Your light is the only one that will help us.  May we not try to find our own way, but look to your light.

From the mountains to the prairies, to the ocean white with foam.  Lord, I’ve lived in or been to many of these, and I love it all–your creation.  Please let our people and our leaders know it’s Your creation and that you will keep it from harm, as you say in Genesis 8:22, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter,day and night will never cease.”  May they realize this, Lord. 

God bless America, my home sweet home.  You’re providing a better home for us, Lord.  In the meantime, I like this one.  Please may we become blessable. 

(Irvin penned these words, I believe in the 1930s.)

God please continue to bless America.

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A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE

I asked my sister, Jo, to write something for Memorial Day.  Below are the picture and note I received from her this morning.   Please remember our country in prayer today.  She is quite delicate right now.  (I guess I need to watch those antecedents.  No,I don’t think my sister is particularly delicate, but I’m concerned about our country.)  May God Bless America. 
 
 
 A PLEASANT PLACE IN MILFORD, OHIO
 
Marty, you asked me to write something for your blog for Memorial Day.  I started…making up a little story about a young boy who left his car and his girl to go and fight.  But I scrapped it; this morning, as I thought about it,  there is no better way to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom than to read aloud Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  If Abraham Lincoln was so humble that he chose to say:  “…we can not dedicate…we can not consecrate…we can not hallow…this ground.”, how could I say anything more? 
 
Here is the third paragraph:
 
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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I took a picture of our house with the flag flying, but I think I lost it.  If I find it, I will send it.

love,

jb

 

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