"America, America, God shed his grace on thee...."
That's my prayer for the U.S.A. on this Independence Day. Although I am often critical of this nation, it is not a criticism born of indifference or hatred. This is my homeland, the land where my fathers died, and God alone knows all the blessings that have come to me because, in his providence, I am an American. I am a Christian first, and an American later, but after all I remain an American. I am a citizen of heaven first and only secondarily a citizen of America, but I am still an American. Today I want to express my gratitude to God for America.