Presidential Calls to Prayer

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

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

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

The Pro-Life Views of Ronald Reagan

This week we continue our series examining different views of past presidents. Today we take a look at the pro-life views of President Ronald Reagan.

There’s One Individual Who’s Not Being Considered at All.

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“[T]here’s one individual who’s not being considered at all. That’s the one who is being aborted. And I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.” -Ronald Reagan, September 21, 1980.

No Longer Can Abortion Advocates Deny Reality.

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“No longer can advocates of abortion deny reality: Abortion is not merely a matter between a woman and her doctor. For when they say that, surely they are forgetting the unborn child whose very life hangs in the balance.” -Ronald Reagan, September 11, 1985.

The Policy of Abortion On Demand Will Be Reversed.

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“As more and more Americans become aware of the true nature of abortion, I am convinced that the policy of abortion on demand will be reversed and that everyone’s right to life will once again be fully protected.” -Ronald Reagan, September 11, 1985.

George Washington on Good Faith, Justice, and Peace

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.”