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March 19, 1782: Eighth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

March 19, 1782: Eighth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity

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...Read more... Read more...

March 16, 1776: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation

March 16, 1776: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity, March Articles

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...Read more... Read more...

March 11, 1780: Sixth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

March 11, 1780: Sixth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity

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...Read more... Read more...

March 1778: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation

March 1778: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, March Articles

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November 16, 1778: Congressional Chaplains Provide Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 16, 1778: Congressional Chaplains Provide Thanksgiving Proclamation

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, November Articles

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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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