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A Message From My Dad

I need your prayers. I want to try something very important that I BELIEVE needs to be done now. In a few months we will vote on who we want to lead our Nation as our President. I will not be endorsing any person during these articles. In looking to the future I want to step back into our past. I hope to nourish our love for the USA that will hopefully take you to the voting booth after bathing your choice in prayer. You may have forgotten some of this, maybe some of it will be new, but all will be fantastic reading. Trust me!! Please pray for our Nation and for me.

 

These articles that I will be presenting to you can be proven. After I have concluded these articles, I will provide any requests for information on my sources. Again I will not take any side in the present political debates in these articles. So….here we go. Please give me a week or more to convince you to check these out daily………….

 

Benny

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Congress of Massachusetts, Provincial October 22, 1774 concurred with the declaration of its President, John Hancock:

“We think it is incumbent upon this people to humble themselves before God on account of their sins, for He hath been pleased in His righteous judgment to suffer a great calamity to befall us, as the present controversy between Great Britain and the Colonies, [And] also to implore the Divine Blessing upon us, that by the assistance of His grace, we may be enabled to reform whatever is amiss among us, that so God may be pleased to continue to us the blessings we enjoy, and remove the tokens of His displeasure, by causing harmony and union to be restored between Great Britain and these Colonies.”

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The First Prayer in Congress offered by Rev. Duche in Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia, on Sept. 7, 1774.

 

“Be Thou present O God of Wisdom and direct the counsel of this Honorable Assembly; enable them to settle all things on the best and surest foundations; that the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, Harmony and Peace may be effectually restored, and the Truth and Justice, Religion and Piety, prevail and flourish among the people.

Preserve the health of their bodies, and the vigor of their minds, temporal Blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world, and crown them with everlasting Glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Saviour, Amen

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The Library of Congress, from the collected reports of the various patriots, recorded on a famous historical placard the effect of that first prayer upon Congress:

 

“Washington was kneeling there, and Henry, Rutledge, Lee, and Jay, and by their side there stood, bowed in reverence, the Puritan Patriots of New England, who at that moment had reason to believe that an armed soldiery was wasting their humble households. It was believed that Boston had been bombarded and destroyed.

 

They prayed fervently “for America, for Congress, for the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and especially for the town of Boston,” and who can realize the emotion with which they turned imploringly to Heaven for Divine interposition and—“It was enough” said Mr. Adams, “to melt a heart of stone. I saw the tears gush in to the eyes of the old, grave, Pacific Quakers of Philadelphia.”

 

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