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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Powerful Prayful Post – Sunday, July 4th

I am taking a break from revisiting my previous trips to France because today, in America, it is our day to celebrate our Independence.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to pray for each and everyone one of you who responded to my blog last Sunday. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until it was back. And, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the prayers you offered. Not much has changed with my mother or mother-in-law, but I continue to think and pray for them, as well as their vast families who love them both.

One praise I would like to offer up is to thank God for blessing me by having me born in America. Sometimes I don’t think we realize, or perhaps lose sight of, what a great country we have. The other night there was a political discussion in the group I was with. Basically, some were Democrats and the others were Republicans with a few Independents thrown in. While there was more disagreement than agreement, the argument was civil and educational as you listened to each point of view. This happens in America every day of the week and probably almost every minute. And, it is an incredible gift. Why, because in some countries, if you voice your opinion when disagreeing with the government or leaders you could end up in prison, or worse. We can do this here without repercussions. You may lose a friend, but you will never lose your life.

Another wonderful freedom we have is freedom of religion. Even in this day in age there are still countries where it is illegal, punishable by prison, torture or death to worship God. Too many people still need to hide to worship because of the country they live in. I personally don’t get it. What difference does it make to a country if you prefer to read the Bible and attend church? I guess maybe I will never understand. But, as part of this Powerful Prayful Post, I would like us to each keep in our hearts and prayers those Christians who live in countries where they are not allowed to openly worship our Lord without fear of death, and the missionaries who have traveled there regardless of the danger.

I hope you continue to post your prayer requests here so that I can have the honor or praying for you.

I was going to also blog about how the French supported us during our Revolution since I am participating in Paris in July, but this blog would have become too long and perhaps I will write about the French heroes another day.

But, I did visit the small island to Statia at http://ladyscribes.blogspot.com today to talk about how they were beneficial and necessary for America to win their Independence from England. Hope you can stop by.

Have a blessed and safe 4th of July.


  1. great thoughts, it always makes one more patriotic to be leave your homeland then look back at all the blessing. I agree.

  2. Amy, thanks for that post. It's good for us not to forget our freedoms here. Happy Birthday USA. Blessings for your mother in law.