Let Us Pray

Let Us Pray: Independence Day

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” – 2 Corinthians 3:17

Tomorrow is a revered American Holiday—the Fourth of July, Independence Day. Across our nation, Americans will gather to celebrate Independence Day by grilling out, fellowshipping with family and friends, and watching fireworks light up the night sky.

Independence Day is so cherished by Americans because it is the day that we celebrate the birth of American independence from Great Britain. 248 years ago, in 1776, the new government of the United States signed the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence, which was primarily authored by Thomas Jefferson, explained the detailed rationale behind the motivation for why the United States was seeking independence from Great Britain. Ultimately, the desire for American Independence led to the Revolutionary War.

There was an extremely high price that was paid for our liberty in the American Revolution. The war lasted for a lengthy eight years and resulted in the death of 25,000 courageous American Patriots.

As we celebrate tomorrow, let us not get so caught up in the festivities that we forget to remember the men who fought so valiantly to ensure victory in the war and freedom for the United States.


Father, thank You for the blessing of being an American where we can freely worship You and live our lives. Lord, we are so thankful for the men who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty so that this may be a free land. Father, may we never take for granted the incredible blessings that we experience every day from living in the United States. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.