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John William Fletcher on Prayer

Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, Experience, Practice & Life, June Articles, Methodist churches, Prayer

One of the most remarkable ministers in English history, and in all the history of the Christian Church, was an Anglican priest by the name of John William Fletcher (1729-1785), “First Theologian of Methodism.” Fletcher was a close companion with John and Charles Wesley, and had been hand picked by Wesley to succeed himself as leader of British Methodism, but Fletcher died before John Wesley.The following excerpt is taken from an unpublished work titled, “John William Fletcher, Vicar Of Madeley: A Pastoral Theology.” The priesthood of all believers encompasses the...Read more... Read more... -->

Congress and Chaplains

March Articles, Prayer, Projects

This post is part 3 of the series:Our Projects $TBA Coming Soon... From the very beginning of America’s national life, the Christian Faith and Her ministers have been constituent elements—and what may be affirmed with regard to America’s national life may also be asserted concerning Her colonial life. The earliest charters granting English settlement in the New World advocated the Christian Faith, and the first constitutions of the thirteen colonies did the same. When America’s Founding Fathers convened the First Continental Congress in 1774, it was determined they would...Read more... Read more... -->

The Prayer Meeting That Saved England

Christian Living, December Articles, Prayer

January 1, 1739 Prayer meeting saves England The rise or fall of nations has often depended upon fidelity to the one true God, and the act which most characterizes this faithfulness is the spirit of dependence exemplified by a habit of prayer.  When Israel turned from its sin and sought God in prayer, God heard and answered from heaven.  America now faces a moral and social darkness unknown since the end of the American Revolution when pastors and lay leaders had surrendered their lives for the birth of a new nation, resulting in a dark spiritual and moral vacuum for the fledgling...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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