America, America, God shed His grace on thee

Most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though some might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Rom. 5:7-8

Christ laid down His life to gain and preserve our spiritual citizenship when we were unworthy of it; our veterans lay down their lives for an imperfect nation. Honor those who have fought and died for us while we are still broken in so many ways as a nation. Pray that the principles and practices that define us as citizens of America be worthy of their sacrifice.

Lord, make us a nation that seeks justice, liberty, grace, and peace.