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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, 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... -->

Congress Seeks to Ban Irreligion

Christian History

ListenFor more than a century, irreligion in its various forms have falsely claimed that America was not founded as a Christian nation. Nothing, however, could be further from the facts of history, which clearly indicate the Christian origin of America. From the granting of the First Charter of Virginia by King James I on April 10, 1606, the charters of the Thirteen Colonies and subsequent state constitutions all acknowledged dependence upon the Christian religion. Click to read the entire article… March 11, 1780 text Official state papers from the colonial era of American history through...Read more... Read more... -->

The Mayflower Compact

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, July Articles, November Articles

Listen November 11, 1620 Mayflower Compact was signed The Mayflower Compact was the first document of what would evolve into the republic of the United States. It should never be assumed, however, that the Pilgrim Fathers intended to break with the Old World. Rather, the Mayflower Compact demonstrates commitment to what the Pilgrims had known and believed. This fact has been aptly captured by C. P. Breckinridge in his 1889 oration at Plymouth. He noted that the Mayflower Compact was ". . . not a constitution, nor yet a charter; nor yet in a true sense a social compact," but rather "...the...Read more... Read more... -->

October 20, 1779: Congress Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

American History, Christian History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 9 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... -->

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"...In times of impending calamity and distress; when the liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive administration, it becomes the indispensable duty of these hitherto free and happy colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publicly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offenses against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of freedom, virtue, and posterity..."
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 4:208-209.
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