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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Thomas Jefferson on God, Scripture, and Prayer

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Words From Our Founders, Words from Our Presidents | By

Today we continue our series examining some of America’s presidents and Founding Fathers in their own words with a few quotes from Thomas Jefferson on God and Scripture.

On the Teachings of Jesus Christ

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A Call for National Prayer

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Abraham Lincoln on God’s Existence and Blessing

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Words from Our Presidents | By

Today we continue our series examining the beliefs of past presidents with a few words from Abraham Lincoln on the existence of God and His generous blessings to America.

On God’s Existence

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“Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God governing the world.” -Abraham Lincoln, March 15, 1865.

God is the Source of America’s Blessings

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“No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things [blessings]. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.” -Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863