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Thursday, January 13, 2011

National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer

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On OCTOBER 3, 1789, from the U.S. Capitol in New York City, President George Washington issued the first Proclamation of a National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God, as just one week earlier the first session of the U.S. Congress successfully approved the First Ten Amendments limiting the power of the Federal Government.

The First Amendment begins:

"Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

In his Proclamation, President Washington stated:

"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God....we may...unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations..."

Washington continued:

"and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our...duties render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws...and to bless them with...peace and concord...and the increase of grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best."

How can anyone state that this is no longer a Christian nation without looking and feeling like a fool?  More and more we are learning how deep our Christian heritage is.  This country was built on Christian principles and it's success is based on the observance of God.  Any man that tries to remove Godly attitudes from this country will kill our freedoms and our future!

God loves you,


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