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The news for all of us, including boomers and seniors, continues to be gloomy. Here in the US, we are having fun celebrating our 4th of July birthday, yet there are clouds of concern overhead as we do so. For that matter, it really doesn't matter what country we live in. Newspaper headlines continue to be full of warnings and concerns about wars and rumors of wars, financial woes, upside down housing issues, gas prices, grocery prices, and on and on. For those of us caring for elderly parents, I doubt I'm alone in working hard to encourage our aging parents as they grow more and more fearful.
Earlier this week, I shared 2 Chronicles 7:14 for Word-filled Wednesday. I personally think it is one of the best prescriptions for what ails ALL our countries. And praying simple Scripture prayers for our nation with our grandkids and around our grandkids is a great example to set for our grandchildren, our senior parents, and all of our loved ones.
Here's one of my Smilebox ecards creations to go along with these words of encouragement from the Lord. If My People Pray is one of the songs by Avalon on their album, In a Different Light. It's lovely, it's encouraging, it's challenging – for all of us in the Sandwich Generation.
Celebrating holidays with our families is a delightful way of building up sweet family memories. Sharing times in prayer together – for our nation as well as our families – is a wonderful way of adding to those sweet memories in a special way, leaving a spiritual legacy that will last for an eternity. Have a blessed Spiritual Sunday and a blessed weekend!
THANK YOU. This is a timely word for our families, our nation and our world.
You provide a timely reminder that in times of struggle, it is the Living God we must seek; in Him are the answers we need to hear.
Blessings and peace.
Kaye, that was so beautiful. What a reminder to leave a legacy of prayer to our children and granchildren. I was convicted because somehow it seems okay to complain about what’s wrong with the government and our country–even though we would not think about speaking unkind words about someone else. I am going to work on leaving more of a prayerful attitude for my young men whenever I speak.
Loved the Smile Box and song.
This is one of my favorite passages. At the national day of prayer celebrated at our church, we used this as our guide. Thank you for the reminder.
Great post for this Holiday. I have started praying for our President and will add congress. If we all would do this then God would hear us and heal our land just as the verse says.
My husband’s family alway get together on the 4th of July usually at his youngest brother’s house which is about an hour away. This year it will be at his son’s house in Virginia which is about
2 1/2 hours, which is really not that far. All of the brothers usually gather after the meal and sing. There are about 7 of them. Some play musical instruments. They usually sing some of the older songs that we all grew up to (those of us 60 and over).
I think the oldest is in his eighties. Two sisters have died and one has cancer (needs prayer). Most of them are Christians. Some of the younger generation are not and that is something God laid on my heart several years ago to pray for our extended families on both sides of our family. Quiet a few have come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior (some just before they left this world).
Have a blessed Holiday, AE
You are so right! We need to pray for our country, and what better way than to use God’s Word! Great reminder!
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Such a good song for this scripture. Leaving a spiritual legacy is so important. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post.
I look in my sweet grandblessings eyes and so want life to be good for them. What a good way to start…leaving a spiritual legacy for them. You’ve made it seem possible with this beautiful post.
Blessings Kaye, It was such a nice surprise to see you and I love this scripture! I couldn’t agree more with what you wrote! This was such a glorious way to creatively (as you do BEST) put a song and scripture and a real lesson in legacy and patriotism. God bless America and may we humble ourselves and pray! Thank you! Hope you enJOY a blessed and safe holiday weekend! (Love Avalon and what Alice shared, I can see them all singing)! Glory to God! It sure is time to PRAY! Thanks Kaye!
We discussed this verse in our small group this past week. Yes, very applicable no matter where one lives.
Have a Happy 4th!
Absolutely, Joan! 🙂
Amen Peggy! And thank you so much 🙂 🙂 🙂 Have a blessed week!
Thank you Pamela 🙂 And it sounds like you are doing a great job too – love that “grandblessings” 🙂
SOOO true, Charlotte. And thank you so much 🙂
What a great example for us, Alice. And I know just what you mean – the older I get, the more I realize how vital this is – and truly, the time is growing shorter for all of us! Thanks for the great reminders. Holiday blessings to you! 🙂
Great points, Janis! Thank you for sharing them. And thank you for your sweet comments. 🙂
Amen, MTJ, AMEN!
Thank you Karen. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
What a great idea, Shanda! Thanks for visiting. 🙂
Thank-you for such a great scripture for our Country. Times are so sad,I will keep praying for our Country.
Such a wonderful scripture and reminder. Its been on my mind all week. We are putting words into action in our house, praying with our children as a family every night and I can honestly say I see a huge difference in each of my children. Hoping I can leave a spiritual legacy!
Stopping by to wish you a very happy Spiritual Sunday and 4th of July. I hope your weekend is as wonderful as you are!!!!
Awesome, Misty! What a blessing you are being now, and what a great job you are doing day by day of leaving a blessed spiritual legacy! 🙂
You aren’t kidding, Ginger! AMEN!
Thank you! 🙂 You’ve put a huge smile on my face, Whidbey Woman. 🙂