Dwight D. Eisenhower Opened His Presidency With a Prayer

December 28, 2017 | Posted in Religious Freedom, Words from Our Presidents | By

On January 20, 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower was sworn in as President of the United States.

President Eisenhower opened his inaugural address with a short prayer in which he asked God for wisdom and divine blessing, saying,

Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right from wrong and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby and by the laws of this land.

Especially we pray that our concern shall be for all the people, regardless of station, race or calling. May cooperation be permitted and be the mutual aim of those who…hold to differing political faiths, so that all may work for the good of our beloved country and Thy glory.

You can watch President Eisenhower’s inaugural prayer below.

Presidential Calls to Prayer

May 30, 2017 | Posted in Words from Our Presidents | By

Today we take a look at a few excerpts from various presidential calls for national prayer.

George Washington

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Thomas Jefferson

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John Adams

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Abraham Lincoln

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Presidential Calls to Prayer

May 29, 2015 | Posted in Words From Our Founders, Words from Our Presidents | By

This week we continue our series examining past presidents in their own words by looking at a few excerpts from various presidential calls to prayer.

George Washington

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Thomas Jefferson

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John Adams

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