What Irving Started… Let us always lift up! Happy 4th!

4th of July Classic Car-darker

God Bless America,

Land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home
God bless America, my home sweet home

~ Irving Berlin


Holy Spirit, as we sing and lift up these stirring words of prayer this 4th, remembering the foundations our forefathers set upon this land, even the most stoic gently wiping away tears at the true meaning of it all … O, turn the hearts of this nation (and all nations) fully back to Your Heart. 

To seeking Your wisdom, to discerning Truth above Lies.  And not jumping into the fray with misinformation or believing what only seems to be.

Deliver us from the evil tongues and wagging words of derision and divisiveness and unwittingly letting ourselves be a part of it with false sense of righteousness – when it is really driven by the enemy of our souls delighting in sowing discord wherever it will root .

  Renew a sense of recognition of this, a conviction on Your People everywhere to understand the true SPIRITUAL source of all the tearing down and anger and hate spewing. 

Stir Your longing all around the world each day to pray for those who lead us to follow Your Spirit.  And as we celebrate this joyful day here in the USA, let the glory raining color and sparkle and amazement in the skies pour out a deeper awareness of You, Your Grace, Your Heart for us all, Your Majesty lifting us to true awe in You.



© Pam Depoyan

Happy 4th everybody!  May your day and hearts sparkle with parades that celebrate our heritage, streamers and songs, ice cream and hot dogs and hamburger grillers…family and friends and laughter…and thoughts of praise  and thankfulness to the God of true freedom and peace soaring your spirits like the fireworks shooting into the skies!



“The Horseless Carriage:  Classic Restored to Lead the July 4th Parade,”  available in my Fourth of July Americana at pamdepoyanblog.wordpress.com.  ASK ABOUT PRINTS OR CUSTOM PORTRAITS DRAWN FROM YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOS!   Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

Join me on Facebook to see the many 4th of July portraits I’ve been sharing… or if you do not have access to Facebook, I hope you’ll go to my art blog here at this link –  Fourth of July Americana .

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14 Responses to What Irving Started… Let us always lift up! Happy 4th!

  1. pamecrement says:

    Amen, Pam! I couldn’t agree more!! Love the art with this post! Happy 4th! Try to stay cool if you are in the intense heatwave like Ohio.

  2. Happy 4th, I love those old cars, we have one on display at Truett’s Grill.He started Chick Fil A, and they still close on Sunday.

  3. An Ordinary Mom says:

    Love the art!

  4. lynndmorrissey says:

    I love your sentiments here, and may we never forget the One on who we depend. Our country will only remain free if we follow His ways. May you enjoy a special soul-rousing celebration tomorrow!
    Happy Independence Day!

  5. Eileen says:

    Yes, Lord, turn the hearts of this nation fully back to you… Amen to that, Pam… Thank you for your beautiful Fourth of July prayer. Have a Happy Independence Day to one and all! 🇺🇸🎆✝

  6. elizabethfstewart says:


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