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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George Washington on Good Faith, Justice, and Peace

May 25, 2015 | Posted in Words From Our Founders, Words from Our Presidents | By

Today we continue our series examining our past presidents on subjects such religion, virtue, and so on.

Below is an excerpt from some of the writings of  George Washington, taken from a letter written to Alexander Hamilton, dated May 15, 1796.

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“Cherish good faith, justice, and peace, with other nations:

1. Because religion and morality dictate it.

2. Because policy dictates it.

If these could exist, a nation invariably honest and faithful, the benefits would be immense.”