â€œBlessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.â€ (Psalm 33:12)
The well-known and much beloved song God Bless America was written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. In 1938, it was introduced to America on an Armistice Day broadcast by singer Kate Smith, afterward becoming Mrs. Smithâ€™s signature song. The song was actually written by Berlin to be sung as a prayer.
â€œWhile the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
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.â€
That God has blessed America more than any country in the history of the world is indisputable. However, the real need today is not to pray so much for Godâ€™s blessings, but for our country to get back to the place where God can bless it. As the Bible says, â€œBlessed is the nation whose God is the LORDâ€¦â€ (Psalm 33:12).
Pray that America returns to God so that God can bless us again as He has blessed us before.