Letís take a few moments for silence and appreciation for all we have in our lives, because those who came before us fought hard that we may live in an independent country.
Here is a prayer to include on the 4th of July. Sitting for an outdoor meditation as I am in this photo would be perfect.
May the glory of Independence Day
Remain in mind in heart
May we cherish our hard-won freedom
That it never falls apart.
Because those who walked before us
Believed in freedomís cause so much
We can carry forth a torch
Of honor and ĎIn God We Trustí.
That first Independence Day
More than two centuries past
Must live forever in our thoughts
Never forgotten - never a lapse.
It is a precious land we hold
In safekeeping for our children
That they, as we, may enjoy
Lives bountiful, worth living.
May Godís blessings ever
Over all our land
A toast of praise we raise today
Americans - join hand in hand!
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Prayer by Susan Helene Kramer; photo credit Stan Schaap, Meditation Mount, Ojai, California; the photo is to remind us that our hard-won independence allows us to travel wherever we find inspiration!
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