What is the 4th of July?

Fireworks, parades, cookouts, music & more– have you ever been to a 4th of July celebration? It’s a time when many people relax, have fun, and wave the American flag.

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75th Anniversay, Remembering Pearl Harbor

75 years later By CBS News

The Japanese attack on December 7th,1941, sparked the defiant battle cry: “REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR.” And even 75 years later, the dwindling ranks of those who watched the attack happen remember it still. Our Cover Story is reported by Lee Cowan:

Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor: It was just a place before it became a memorial … a tropically tranquil place that was Dorinda Nicholson’s childhood home.
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A Time for Everything

GoodMorningThoughtEcclesiastes 3 (ESV) ~ For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

40Days of Prayer America -Day 18

40Days of Prayer America – Day 18

PEACE  In John 16:33, Jesus speaks of peace and trouble in the same phrase. We will assuredly encounter trouble, whether on an individual basis (illness, finances, etc.) or a national scale (war, economic crisis, etc.). Yet our peace can be found not by avoiding trouble, but in embracing the Prince of Peace. The peace Jesus spoke of is literally a commodity given to those who follow Him. It is intended to mark His followers. His disciples will be those who have experienced His peace in their own lives and who seek to bring it to the nation in which they live.

  • Pray that you will be a person who brings the peace of Christ into others’ lives.
  • Pray that the church in America will live in such a way that the peace of Christ comes into the councils of our nation. Forgive me, Lord, when I walk in anxiety and stress, failing to allow Your peace to rule in my life. Breathe Your peace into my heart. Help me to bring that peace with me into every situation. Lord, may Your peace so pervade Your church in America that it begins to mark us as a nation. Help us in a miraculous way to experience Your peace amid these troubling times.

October 15, 2012 – Day 18: Blessed Lord, we ask for Your guidance in how to best promote the well-being of our citizens. We thank You, Father, for founders who referred to You as Providence itself. Help us, O God, to truly honor our national motto: In God We Trust. Bring us to a full understanding of the founders’ Constitutional intent behind allowing government the power to promote the general welfare. We ask You to help us reverse the trend to look to government to provide for us, take over for us, and then take us over.

As Your church, we pray for Your guidance in how best to help the least of our neighbors. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Leaders

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases.” Proverbs 21:1

Lord God, we ask for Your blessing on the lives of these leaders in our nation:

  • President Barack Obama
  • Vice President Joe Biden
  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Chief Justice John Roberts
  • Justice Samuel Alito
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy
  • Justice Elena Kagan
  • Justice Sonja Sotomayor
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Justice Stephen Breyer
  • Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Justice Clarence Thomas
  • US Representatives
  • Mazie K. Hirono
  • Kathleen C. Hochul
  • Tim Holden
  • Rush D. Holt
  • Michael M. Honda
  • Steny H. Hoyer
  • Tim Huelskamp
  • Bill Huizenga
  • Randy Hultgren
  • Duncan Hunter
  • Robert Hurt
  • US Senators
  • Johnny Isakson
  • Mike Johanns

We ask that You turn their hearts towards You, Lord. We ask that You soften their hearts, Lord, to recognize and receive truth. Lord, we ask that You grant them the understanding and knowledge that come from the fear of You. We ask that You grant them wisdom and discernment, Lord, and that You make them bold to do what is right in Your sight. Lord, we ask that You direct their hearts to do Your will. In Jesus’ name,