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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... -->

March 11, 1780: Sixth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 10 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 11, 1780 Congress proclaims sixth fasting proclamation to the Thirteen States During the American Revolution, Congress issued sixteen spiritual proclamations calling upon the Thirteen States to fast, pray, and give thanks to God. Congress usually designated a day when the proclamations were to be observed. So seriously did Congress take these Christian spiritual practices that it asked "that servile labour and recreations be forbidden on the said day."Sixth Congressional Fasting...Read more... Read more... -->

March 7, 1778: Fourth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Calendar Articles, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 6 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 7, 1778 Congress issues fourth fasting proclamation to states That the Founding Fathers in the Continental and Confederation Congresses issued sixteen proclamations calling the Thirteen States of America to fast, pray, and give thanks to God is a little-known fact to most Americans in the twenty-first century. Determined to rob America of its Christian origin, secularists, atheists, and the irreligious have widely sown misinformation, deceiving those who readily believe whatever...Read more... Read more... -->

Power Through Prayer

Biblical, Historical, Prayer, Products

Listen $5 @ Amazon Store For more than a century, Edward McKendree Bounds (August 15, 1835 – August 24, 1913)—generally referred to as E. M. Bounds—has been one of the most highly read authors on the subject of prayer. His books have been read and treasured by thousands of ministers and laymen alike. Unimpressed by novel principles and practices, Edward urged the American Church in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries to resist the liberalism that was sweeping the nation under the guise of Darwinism and embrace the simple truth of the claims of the Gospel.The work reprinted in...Read more... Read more... -->

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"Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of...It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 9:854-855
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