So when some say there is no place for God in America, that America is great because of the intelligence of man alone, I must say balderdash. God is the final determinant in all things and He could have easily changed the outcomes of our past struggles, but He wisely allowed men to carry forth as they were want to do, but just nudging the outcome in a way that only He can do. Now others are entitled to whatever opinion they might have, but I for one, and millions with me, know in our hearts that the bounty we have been given and the generosity Americans have shown in support of good causes is all part of His plan for America. And when we maintain our allegiance to and faith in Him, America shines brightly. This just leads us to energetically say as a nation: GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR HOME SWEET HOME.
He surely has blessed us, and on this upcoming special occasion as we celebrate the Declaration of Independence which began the struggle for freedom from the Crown and opened the door to the great American political experiment, surely we must return His blessings with our faith in Him and a life for Him. It's what He expects and it's what He demands. He deserves no less from a very fortunate people.
Dear Lord, We thank you for your guidance and grace in truly making America a modern day example of the Land of Milk and Honey. We also know that we have failed you in many ways, but we ask for your forgiveness and that you instill in us the love and devotion to you that is so richly deserved. And help us to keep the shining light of freedom lit for all the world to see and emulate. We ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lived and died to forgive us for our sins, Amen.
Happy two hundred and forty-first birthday, America.