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June 12, 1775: First Congressional Fasting and Prayer Proclamation

Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, June Articles, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 2 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodJune 12, 1775 The Second Continental Congress issues the first of sixteen spiritual proclamations concerning prayer, fasting, humiliation, and thanksgiving Before adjourning the First Continental Congress on October 26, 1774, representatives stipulated that if the grievances that existed between the Thirteen American Colonies and Great Britain were not settled, a Second Continental Congress should be convened "on the tenth day of May next."[1] Contrary to their hopes and prayers,...Read more... Read more... -->

March 20, 1781: Seventh Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 12 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 20, 1781 Congress issues seventh fasting proclamation There is no historical evidence to support the myth that America's Founding Fathers were Deists or irreligious. Rather, just the opposite is true. Not only is the historical record replete with the Christian character of the English colonies that gave birth to America, but from the beginning of America as an independent nation following the War of Independence, all historical evidence points to the fact that the Founding Fathers...Read more... Read more... -->

March 20, 1779: Fifth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, March Articles, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 8 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God Welcome, and thank you for choosing to listen.  Christian Heritage Fellowship is a listener supported organization, dedicated to reclaiming America's Christian Heritage and celebrating the life-changing influence of the Gospel around the world. Our organization remains committed to this purpose through the faithful giving of our friends and ministry family.  If you can help us financially, we would sincerely appreciate it. A podcast of this article may be downloaded by selecting the...Read more... Read more... -->

March 19, 1782: Eighth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 14 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 19, 1782 Congress issues eighth fasting proclamation to states Far from pushing Christianity and religious observance from the life of government, the Continental Congress (and subsequent Confederation Congress) endorsed and encouraged Christian observances such as fasting, prayer, and thanksgiving. No single denomination or church was permitted to dominate at the congressional or national level, though most states endorsed established churches. This practice of allowing states to...Read more... Read more... -->

March 16, 1776: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, March Articles, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 3 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 16, 1776 Congress issues second fasting proclamation to states The Christian influence upon the formation of the Thirteen English colonies prior to the American Revolution, may be seen everywhere in the historical records of each colony. During and following the Revolution, America's Founding Fathers continued to influence the politics of their states and nation with their Christian faith. One of the clearest evidences of this fact is seen in the Christian spiritual proclamations...Read more... Read more... -->

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"This Congress, therefore, considering the present critical, alarming and calamitous state of these colonies, do earnestly recommend that Thursday, the 20th day of July next, be observed, by the inhabitants of all the English colonies on this continent, as a day of public humiliation, fasting and prayer... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 2:87-88.
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