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March 20, 1781: Seventh Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations

ListenThis post is part 12 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God March 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...Read more... Read more... -->

March 20, 1779: Fifth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

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

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

ListenThis post is part 14 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God March 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

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ListenThis post is part 3 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God March 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...Read more... Read more... -->

March 11, 1780: Sixth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations

ListenThis post is part 10 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God March 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...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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