How… have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the Divine Protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor. . . . And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance. I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth–that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to more that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and it’s blessings on our deliberations, be held in assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate on that service.” Ben Franklin –
God indeed, answered the prayers of the Founding Fathers, as on September 17, 1787, the drafting of the U.S constitution was completed. Franklin’s words remain forever true: as our nation faces today’s moral, political, and spiritual issues, we shall fail in this “grand experiment” of liberty unless we seek the “assistance of heaven – Taken from the American Patriot’s Bible – thisamericanlegacy
Pray For America. Pray that our Heavenly Father will intervene and restore America to it’s greatness – that all who oppose our Father, who seek to remove his Holy name and destroy our nation will be removed from all government [local,state, & federal] offices.