With the voice of thanksgiving, I will sacrifice to you.  – Jon 2:10ab

Reflection.  “I recommend to all persons whomsoever, to observe July 4 as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer; to render their sincere and hearty thanks to the great Ruler of Nations for the manifold mercies, which distinguish our lot as a nation” (President George Washington, 1795).

Prayer.  Dear God, thank You for the privilege of living in the United States of America.