God bless our native land; | Firm may she ever stand
Through storm and night!
When the wild tempests rave, | Ruler of wind and wave,
Do thou our country save | By thy great might.
This has been almost a daily prayer for me this past year. Sometimes the tempests that are raving in our country seem so strong that they seem almost insurmountable. In those moments, we remember who the Ruler of wind and wave is - the one who is in control of everything; and we pray that he may continue to bless our country as he has in the past.
Whether you choose to utilize this setting as part of your Fourth of July celebration or as a quiet prayer of hope, I pray that it reminds you who holds America - and the whole world - in his hands.