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A 4th OF JULY THOUGHT


The following speech was given by Charlie Daniels at the Wilson County Day of Prayer Celebration on May 3rd 2012.

National Day of Prayer Speech 2012

I didn’t come here today to attend a social event or to talk about meaningless things or make points with the community I love so very much.

I will make no attempt at humor or trivialities; my mission here today is to come together with my brothers and sisters in the body of Jesus Christ to plead with our Creator to give America another chance.

It is not my intention to offend any person or to point an accusing finger at any group or ideology and it is not my aim to judge any man, I have no right to judge; I am a sinner whose only hope is in the boundless mercy of Almighty God and the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ.

In my 75 years on earth America has fallen from a God fearing nation where family and fidelity were honored, to a nation which our own president says is no longer a Christian nation and where promiscuity and adultery are accepted as a given.

We have come from a nation of doers to a nation of takers and a society so permissive we fear to utter a word of criticism, against the vilest of social practices because we’re afraid of seeming out of touch with the times and being shunned as a fuddy duddy who doesn’t understand the new morality.

Well there is no new morality, there’s only one morality and it was passed down to mankind by the word of Almighty God, and He changes not.
Our enemy is powerful and has had millenniums of years and thousands of generations to explore the weaknesses of mankind, what temptations are the most appealing, the seduction of wealth and power, sex and drugs.

The introduction of cable television has turned the public airwaves into a cesspool of pornography, available to impressionable young children at the touch of a button.

Most music videos have little to do with music any more but flaunt blatant sexuality and anti-social behavior, and even the most vulgar words have become vocabulary and lexicon among our teenagers.

We have become so politically correct that we won’t even stand down those who deny even the existence of the God we serve and fight tooth and nail to have any mention of His name removed from every official document and even from public view.

America folded her hands and let a handful of self-serving politicians pass laws that forbid a child to say a prayer in school.

Well America, the farther we drift from God the more lost we become.

We have a decision to make. Are we going to continue down this path to certain destruction or are we going to turn back to our only true hope?

If we want to please God, we’ve got to make a stand, to go against the tide of popular culture, against public opinion, to bear the white-hot lash of criticism and the hurtful sting of ridicule.

Abortion is a forgone conclusion. Man says it’s all right to destroy the unborn; after all, they’re just blobs of flesh.

But, God says He knew us in our mother’s womb and knitted the pieces together and scheduled the days of our lives.

Man says that God should not be part of public life but God says you should love the Lord your God with all your heart and that means acknowledging Him in public as well as private.

Man says there’s nothing wrong with same sex marriage but under the old covenant and the new covenant, there is something very wrong with it.

The world claims to find salvation in Humanism, Buddhism, Hinduism and any number of faiths based on man being his own god but there is no salvation for ourselves or our nation in these new age concepts, there is only one place to turn to save America.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is not the same as the god of Mohammad, Khomeini and Osama bin Laden.

There is only one God and his name is Jehovah.

He is a loving God, but he is a jealous God.

He is a God of compassion but he is also a God of wrath.

He is a fair God who deals with the nations according to how they have dealt with

His Son, His law and His chosen people of Israel.

God told Abraham, he who blesses you I will bless and he who curses you I will curse, and He changes not.

Are we listening America? Do we take it seriously or is God’s word, as some would have you believe, just an old and ancient manmade writing that is no longer relevant in our world today?

On this National Day of Prayer the verse in 2 Chronicles will be repeated thousands of times, as it should be. It encompasses the sole purpose for this meeting this morning.

The Bible says, if My people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

God has blessed America above every other nation on the face of the earth and we, as a nation, have turned our backs on Him.

It’s up to us because, if My people would turn, if My people would repent, if My people will pray.

So today when we pray let’s forget the pressures, the prejudices, the political parties and all the other distractions that exist right outside that door and as the word says, come together as touching and beseech Almighty God for one more chance for America, that for the sake of those who are called by His Name He will send a revival, a reformation to our nation.

That He will embolden and strengthen His servants and give us a will and a purpose and the determination to go forth from this place and make a difference each in their own way.

I would close in paraphrasing a verse of scripture.

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

What does it profit a nation if it gains the whole world, and loses its own soul?
What do you think?

Pray for our troops, and for our country.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

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5 Responses

  1. According to the Bible, all nation that forget God shal be turn into hell. But my prayer for America as a nation, is that God will have mercy and revive, reform and transform her by his unmerited love and grace. I love America.

  2. No matter whatsoever man may think up in his mind. The truth remains that without the scripture in the picture of our mind and mouth, there will not be future for mankind. Joshua 1:8.

  3. No matter whatsoever man may think up in his mind. The truth remains that without the scripture in the picture of our mind and mouth, there will not be future for mankind. Joshua 1:8. God in our mouth brings greatnes in our life.

  4. I agree with the Charlie Daniels’ basic premise that culture in America has become increasingly secular and that spirituality has waned. Sadly, this cultural drift has given rise to many sinful attitudes and practices. What I take exception to, however, is that our country was established as a “Christian nation.” That is an oft-spoken assertion that is simply not true. Although America was established as a country that values religion and gives credence and honor to God, its constitution has always allowed for FREEDOM of religion, in other words,tolerance of all religions–not merely Christianity. American coins denote trust in God; the Declaration of Independence makes reference to our Creator; later, the Pledge of Allegiance included the term “under God,” But none of those documents makes reference to Christ or Jesus. So under our system of government, Jews, Hindus, and even atheists have the same constitutional rights as Christians. Granted, there are elements of our government and laws that are based on “Christian principles,” but those same principles can be found in Judaism and many other world religions. I am Christian myself. I always have been and always will be. However, I am careful not to lead others to believe that my country embraces and values my religion alone. Our country is a democracy but not a theocracy…just as our founding father intended.

    • I agree that the United States was never exclusively a “Christian Nation.” I believe that you will also agree that the vast majority of its citizens at one time believed, not only in the Creator God of the Bible, but also in Jesus as the Christ, His Son who was with Him in the beginning of creation. I do not believe Mr. Daniels intended to say that this nation is exclusively Christian. At least, I did not get that impression in reading his comments.

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