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Benjamin Franklin Calls for Prayer at Constitutional Convention

Benjamin Franklin Calls for Prayer at Constitutional Convention

American History, Historical

June 28, 1787 Benjamin Franklin calls for the Constitutional Convention to begin its deliberations with prayer In the most important moments of American history, the Founding Fathers expressed their faith and reliance upon the providence of God in the affairs of the nation. But, tragically since the middle of the twentieth century, the true Christian origin of America has been denied...Read more... Read more...

John William Fletcher on Prayer

John William Fletcher on Prayer

Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, Denominations & Sects of the Church, Experience, Practice & Life, June Articles, Methodist churches, Prayer

One of the most remarkable ministers in English history, and in all the history of the Christian Church, was an Anglican priest by the name of John William Fletcher (1729-1785), “First Theologian of Methodism.” Fletcher was a close companion with John and Charles Wesley, and had been hand picked by Wesley to succeed himself as leader of British Methodism, but Fletcher died...Read more... Read more...

Congress and Chaplains

Congress and Chaplains

March Articles, Prayer, Projects

This post is part 3 of the series:Our Projects $TBA Coming Soon... From the very beginning of America’s national life, the Christian Faith and Her ministers have been constituent elements—and what may be affirmed with regard to America’s national life may also be asserted concerning Her colonial life. The earliest charters granting English settlement in the New World...Read more... Read more...

Watch-night Service: From Ale-house to Revolution

Watch-night Service: From Ale-house to Revolution

American History, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, December Articles

December 31, 1776 Historic watch-night service at Old St. George Church, Philadelphia For generations of Americans, the memory of candles flickering at the close of watch-night services—as one year waned and another began to wax—is one that evokes reverent appreciation for the spiritual fervor of by-gone days. Though the observance of the watch-night service began to wane at the end of...Read more... Read more...

The Prayer Meeting That Saved England

The Prayer Meeting That Saved England

Christian Living, December Articles, Prayer

January 1, 1739 Prayer meeting saves England The rise or fall of nations has often depended upon fidelity to the one true God, and the act which most characterizes this faithfulness is the spirit of dependence exemplified by a habit of prayer.  When Israel turned from its sin and sought God in prayer, God heard and answered from heaven.  America now faces a moral and social...Read more... Read more...

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"I am a Christian. I believe only in the Scriptures, and in Jesus Christ my Savior. "
– Charles Thomson
Secretary of Congress (1774-89)
Rush, Travels through Life, 208
"The brief exposition of the constitution of the United States, will unfold to young persons the principles of republican government; and it is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion. "
– Noah Webster, "Schoolmaster of America"
History of the United States, 6
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