June 6, 2020
Some Good News on the Economy – Part 2
[This is a part of a speech President Trump gave on the Economy on July 2, 2020. You can read it in its entirety here.]
“With us are workers who make decorative American flags from Virginia; fly-fishing reels from Florida; grills from Illinois; pies from North Carolina — they look very good to me; coffee from Oklahoma; ice cream from Maryland; and sunscreen and baseball bats from Texas. With unmatched skill and devotion, you make the goods and build the products that proudly bear the wonderful phrase, ‘Made in the USA’. You’re seeing that more and more: ‘Made in the USA’.
“The small businesses represented in this room continue a great and noble American heritage. You’re entrepreneurs, artisans, creators, craftsmen who forge your own path, make your own products, and provide good-paying jobs for our citizens. Incredible jobs, incredible people, and they truly are artisans. And you’re doing it all with American hands, American heart, and American pride.
“Several of these companies are entirely veteran-owned and operated. …I want to thank the courageous men and women who’ve served their country in uniform. We vow to honor your sacrifice by forever defending the rights, freedoms, and principles you risked your entire life to defend.
“[Following the arrival of COVID-19,] we raced into action to save our nation’s small businesses. We passed over $3 trillion in historic relief measures — $3 trillion; think of that — including over $670 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, a tremendous success, as you can see by the numbers. To keep small-business workers on the payroll, I signed a bill providing federally funded paid sick leave and paid family leave for American workers.
“Thanks to our efforts and the incredible resilience of our nation’s small businesses — and I really think we can add the foundation that we built. We built the greatest economy ever built, and that foundation was so strong that, instead of coming weakly back or going in the other direction — only that strong foundation allowed us to be up here today talking about these record-setting job numbers and other numbers that we’re producing, because America’s economy is now roaring back to life like nobody has ever seen before.
“So I just want to thank everybody for being here. I want to thank all of these incredible artisans and business people for showcasing your amazing products. And I just want to leave you by saying very important words: God bless America.”
“Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” (Proverbs 16:3; NET)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Thank the Lord for the nation’s artisans! Look at the list above and thank Him for all those amazing gifts.
- Bless every small business that comes to mind.
- Say, “May the businesses that are creating American-made goods honor the Lord in all they do. May they and their workers be blessed in every regard!”
- Intercede for American workers, especially those who are developing and manufacturing products for our citizens.
- Declare, “God, bless America and American ingenuity!”
- Commit to shop at your community’s small businesses as much as possible.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we thank You for American companies, both large and small. They represent a great and noble American heritage. From the beginning when we had candlemakers, ship builders, clock makers, and other businesses creating the things our new settlers would need, American creativity and ingenuity has been on a strong path. American business owners are entrepreneurs, artisans, creators, and craftsmen who forge their own path, make their own products, and provide good-paying jobs for our citizens. They do it all with American hands, American heart, and American pride. May we never forget You in our business community, Lord. May the businesses that are creating American-made goods honor the Lord in all that they do. May they and their workers be blessed in every regard!
We pray for American workers. We ask You to continue to provide venues for all to succeed in something they love doing for a living. Even make room for new businesses to rise out of this season where it looks like so much is shutting down. We know You are resetting some things. We know it is a creative season. Some dreams are coming to pass. Some new things are being invented. God, bless the ingenuity You have given our people. God bless all of our nation’s businesses and workers. God bless the U.S.A.! We bless them in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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