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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Dear Lord,
There is no greater feeling of liberation than to experience this freedom from sin and death that you have provided for me through Jesus Christ. Today my heart and my soul are free to praise you. For this I am very thankful.

On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that my freedom was purchases with a very high price. My freedom cost others their very lives.

Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty meet their needs and watch over their families.
Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone else's life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Christ.



Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

A wonderful heartfelt prayer for this glorious day. Thanks for sharing.

HHL said...

Wonderful post! Happy 4th of July!!! ... Catching up on my blog visits/reading after our Canada Day celebrations... Thank you for visiting my little corner of the blogland. You have a wonderful blog and those christening gowns are absolutely gorgeous!!! xo HHL

Barbara F. said...

Amen! Lovely post. Happy 4th to you and your family. xo

Emily said...

Thank You Marlis for this beautiful prayer. It is truly a day to give thanks.
May your fourth of July be blessed........

The French Hutch

Kuby said...

An excellent reminder of how much we have to be grateful for! Thanks for a great post.

Jacqueline said...

We had our big community celebration on Saturday and I was brought to tears several times in gratitude for freedom and those who have fought for it! We are truly blessed by Heaven above.

Alycia Nichols said...

Well said! I think we too often get so enamoured with the fun of the day that we forget the meaning behind it. I, too, am grateful for the freedom this country enjoys and saddened that men & women had to pay the ultimate sacrifice to get there. It's just a pipe dream, I know, but I hope that someday freedom and equality can be the norm around the planet without the heavy cost. I wish you peace, Marlis!

Tanya@takesix said...

Thank you Father, for the blessings you so richly bestow on on each and every day!

Thank you Marlis. Beautiful post!


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