Tagged: July 4

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Peace in Our Landa free prayer for the 4th of July

Editor’s note: This 4th of July prayer was written many decades ago by a faithful pastor, Walter E. Schuette, who has since gone to be with the Lord. We invite you to use his words as you pause to remember the military personnel, first responders, government leaders, and all others who work to ensure our…

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Celebrate Freedom All Summer Long!

From spring through late autumn, each month (except August) offers an opportunity to celebrate our freedoms and thank those who have served, fought, and even died to preserve them. What will your church or organization do to remind members of God’s gifts to us in our nation? Flag Day (June 14, 2011) On June 14,…

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Rest and Trust—Praying for Our Military

Editor’s note: Consider extending your July 4 celebration this week by praying for all who serve in our military, helping to keep us safe. This prayer has been adapted from one that first appeared in CTA’s devotion book for military personnel and loved ones back home, The Ultimate Shield. It is no longer available, but many…

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In God We Trust–a free July 4 devotion for elementary school students

Who knows why 1776 is such an important year? (Let the children respond.) Yes, on July 4, 1776, the colonists living in our country declared their independence, their freedom from Great Britain. But just writing the Declaration of Independence and signing it was not enough. The colonists had to fight a long, bloody war so…

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In God We Trust–a free devotion for this week’s meetings

A third grade class in a Christian school was practicing penmanship. Their teacher gave this assignment: Write any question you’d like to ask God. One child wrote, “Dear God, who draws the lines around the countries?” While orbiting the earth on those first baby steps human beings took into space, astronauts often commented on the…

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Safety and Peace—Praying for Our Military

Editor’s note: As citizens of the United States look forward to Independence Day (July 4) next week, you might consider praying for all who serve in our military, helping to keep us safe. This prayer has been adapted from one that first appeared in CTA’s devotion book for military personnel and loved ones back home,…

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Celebrating Those in Faithful Service–a free devotion for July 4

Introduction As we gather today, we pause to thank all those who serve us through our government on every level—local, state, and national. Our thoughts turn to the first responders in our own community—our firefighters (name those present, if possible) and police officers (name them) our EMT’s (name them) and those in city government (name…

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