Prayers for the Week – Independence Day

By Mike Ellis

Yesterday was Independence Day in the United States. The 4th of July is a remembering of the day that our country fought to be independent from the tyranny of the English rule under King George III. Yesterday was the 239th birthday of the United States. I hope that you had a great day, that you were safe, that you were able to celebrate with family and friends, and that you were able to enjoy the freedoms that you enjoy today because of the blood of those that serve today and served in the past to keep America free. I hope you took time to remember them on this day.

As great as this day is, in many ways I’m saddened by the direction our country is taking. I don’t have a whole lot to share with you, except perhaps this: as independent as our country is, we would do well to remember that it isn’t our independence that matters, but rather, our dependence on God that will save this country going forward. The battleground for our souls starts in the grey matter, our minds, where the Devil is busy telling us that we are doing …read more

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