America The Beautiful (A Prayer)

Oh, beautiful for spacious skies,
(Help us to keep them clean and blue.)
For amber waves of grain,
(And remind us, when we reap the harvest, to nourish others, too.)
For purple mountain majesties
(Sometimes we struggle to the crest)
Above the fruited plain!
(But, with Your grace, we’ll reach Your banquet when at last we come to rest.)
America! America!
(Help us love our people, one and all)
God shed His grace on Thee,
(And heal us, Gracious Father, at the times when we will fall.)
And crown thy good with brotherhood
(Open our hearts to Love and Right)
From sea to shining sea
(So, as our nation changes, it changes towards the Light.)

What will you be doing to honor out country on Independence Day?  Please share your perspective by leaving a comment.  In the alternative, you can email me at  

Have a great 4th of July!

Terri/Dorry 🙂

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6 thoughts on “America The Beautiful (A Prayer)”

  1. I love my country, America! I fly my flag and honor my president as well. We have friends over to my kids place and serve food for those who can come. We watch the fireworks too.

    I always honor my country and do all I can to volunteer to help others in the area. I love that we have a free country where we can worship and help others. I have lived in a country that is not free, so I am aware of the freedom we have. May the Lord be blessed in our country.
    God bless America, the land of the free and the home of the brave!

  2. Very nice, Dorry.
    We enjoyed a cookout with Charlie’s sons, John and Rodger, their families, and friends of John’s at his home. We are going back to my mom’s home (65 miles) to enjoy the fireworks. I love July 4 and told our 2.5 yr old grandson that today is America’s birthday.

    1. Sounds like you had a great day, Kathy! I was doing the meal delivery this morning and one of the gentleman wanted to wish me a happy celebration, but was a little confused and was having a hard time getting the right holiday. After trying New Year’s and Valentine’s Day, he was clearly concentrating on finding the right word. He finally said “Happy Birthday,” but still seemed disappointed in himself until I responded, “Yes, Happy Birthday, USA!”

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