Giving Thanks Friday (on Thursday)


My prayer of thanksgiving on this Independence Day:

God, I thank you for those in our nation's military, past and present who have sacrificed greatly for the freedom we enjoy today.  May we never take it for granted. 

I thank you for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of life.  I pray you would grant peace and comfort to the families and friends they have left behind. 

I thank you for the wounded, those who bear scars both physical and mental.  I pray you would grant them strength and peace, that you would be their very help in time of need. 

I thank you for those serving on soils domestic and foreign, that you would show them mercy and protect their hearts and minds as well as their bodies.  

I thank you for the spouses and children of those serving, for their sacrifice is great.  I pray you would bring support through family, friends and neighbors to help them with needs practical, emotional and spiritual during their loved ones deployment.

I thank you for the leaders of this great nation, from the President on down to our local mayors and city council members.  I pray you would grant them wisdom and discernment, that they would seek direction from you and  council from the the wise.

I thank you for the freedom we have in you, Lord, for where your Spirit is there is freedom.  May we never take it for granted.  Amen~ 


Happy 4th of July friends!       

May this Independence day (and your weekend ahead) be filled with many reasons to give thanks!



  1. Amen,
    Mindy that was a beautiful prayer.
    I cried while reading and agreeing with you for all those lives.

  2. Amen!! Beautifully written, Mindy. Thank you for this wonderful post.

    Hugs to you!

  3. Hi Mindy! I hope you had a great 4th celebration. Your prayers are so heartfelt, I can't help but pray them with you!

    Happy Friday!

  4. Beautiful prayer, Mindy. Thank you for sharing it. We owe so much to those who dedicate their lives to public service.

    Hugs to you, friend.

  5. I love your beautiful American prayer... oh so needed!!! I love the 4th of july and everything patriotic! it didn't feel too much like the 4th this year with our crew of youth... except for the beautiful fireworks!