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 John Adams loved the fourth  of July;

no other family has had a longer legacy

of celebrating the Fourth of July than the Adams family.

From 1776 to 1892, the Adams family had been involved in a myriad of Independence Day activities.

John Adams (1735-1826) was instrumental in negotiating in favor of independence at the Continental

Congresses (1774-78),

signed the Declaration of Independence.

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John Adams’ famous letter of July 3, 1776,

in which he wrote to his wife Abigail what his thoughts were about celebrating the Fourth of July

is found on various web sites.  Following is the exact text from his letter with his original spellings:

The Second Day of July 1776,

will be the most memorable Epocha,

in the History of America.

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated,

by succeeding Generations,

as the great anniversary Festival.

It ought to be commemorated,

as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty.

It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade,

with Shews,

Games,

Sports,

Guns,

Bells,

Bonfires

and Illuminations

from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not.

I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure,

that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration,

and support and defend these States.

Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory.

I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means.

And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction,

even altho We should rue it,

which I trust in God We shall not.

(The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784, Harvard University Press, 1975, 142). Researched by James R. Heintze.)

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God’s people are longing for a revival,

or an awakening,

in this beautiful land which God so abundantly blessed.

Many Christians long for Jesus and for His righteousness to rule in our country.

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Prayer

O God! As a country, help us to go back to YOU.

Let our streets be safe for our children and elderly folk; the weakest in our midst.

Cause our young and old people alike to seek you while You may be found.

Fill the vacuum in everyone that does not know you.

Start revival with the ministers that preach in pulpits across America.

Let it spill over to their congregations.

May congregations in turn take it home.

Let moms and dads fall in love again,

and show Christ to their children and families.

Heal dysfunctional families Lord.

You are a Father to the fatherless,

and a husband to the widow.

Bless those that lead our country,

in every sector,

that they may know You and lead this great country in righteousness.

Let rich and poor, literate and illiterate;

every soul that breathes,

meet you Lord Jesus,

at the foot of the cross.

 

II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people which are called by name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

 

Cause revival and awakening to spread to the islands of the sea,

and to all the peoples of this earth that you created for Your glory.

Do it again dear Lord!  Open every heart.

We need you so!

We need you!

I  need you!

Let revival start in me O Lord.

Let revival break out as in days gone by in this land.

Glorify your name in us,

your faithful children, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ.

Amen

 

 

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