Friday, July 8, 2016


Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. 
Psalm 33:12 (NIV)

All around America we often see nice houses with beautiful green lawns. The cars on the street are of recent model, carrying people wherever they want to go quickly and in comfort. People on the street are well fed—many are even overweight. Yes, there are struggling, poor areas, particularly in inner cities, but even there we have safety nets and compassionate charities.

Churches of Jesus Christ dot the land, and access to them is unrestricted. Many take advantage of them to worship the God who made the promise in Psalm 33.  As we celebrate the 240th anniversary of the founding of our nation, we can look back at the marvelous blessings that have brought America to its situation today and give thanks. 

We also see the many threats and challenges looming in areas where the name of God is seldom heard in reverence. It is both a privilege and duty for those whose God is the Lord to faithfully pray for our country and to give witness in our everyday lives to his love for us.

Prayer:  Lord thank you for blessing America. We can only praise you! Amen.

(c) Parker Wayland  2016

1 comment:

Evelyn R. said...

A great, well-written devotion, Parker. We all need to pray for America and ask God to continue letting us be a country of freedoms. Our people need to be thankful for everything we have, praising the Giver of Life. God bless you, Parker. Keep up the good writing.