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When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God

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Listen 106 0 0 0 0 2 13Total121 1776 – 1784 Congress issues sixteen spiritual proclamations From 1776 to 1784 (during the years of the American Revolution), the Congresses[1] of the United States issued sixteen separate spiritual proclamations, calling Americans to humble themselves, fast, pray, and give thanks to God. Few realize that during the American War of Independence, Congress issued spiritual proclamations to the thirteen states in which they asked citizens to seek the Lord in one of the darkest moments of the nation's history. Having been told for decades that America was birthed...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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