God bless America

“The LORD will make us prosperous, and our land will produce rich harvests.” Today is National Day of Prayer and the American Bible Society picked Psalm 85 as reading. It starts out with a reminder how God has blessed the chosen people of Israel:
“LORD, you have been merciful to your land; you have made Israel prosperous again.”

The Psalmist remembers how God’s relationship with Israel has not always been easy but full of steadfast love and continues to pray that God may make his or her land as prosperous as God has made Israel. Today we do that on behalf of the United States of America:
“The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”
36 U.S.C. ยง 119 : US Code – Section 119