Did U know, that July 20 1775 was set aside as a day of 'Prayer & Fasting' by John Hancock? John's hope for his country was independence from Great Britain. On July2, 1776, the colonies voted on a resolution declaring the 'Independence'. Two days later, the Declaration of Independence was officially ratified by the Continental Congress, and the United Colonies of America became the United States of America. Earlier, Hancock's Congress invoked the aid of GOD in the moral cause for independence, calling for a 'Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer"on July 20,1775, urging the citizens to "confess and bewail our mainfold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere repentance and amendment of life, appease (God's righteous displeasure and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness." Just as GOD commended the faithful of Israel, surely HE has done so for America's forfathers. We are encouraged also to PRAY sincerely and in the same faith-filled spirit of yesterday's leaders for this land and the freedoms 'we' enjoy in this present year of 2010.
Recomended reading from Scripture is Hebrews 11:13 to 16, & verses 32-39.
All of the above was copied from the Presidential Prayer Team.org.....it is PrayerTeam@Presidential-Prayer-Team.org . It is 'free' to belong to this Organization.
A thought from 'me' (Toni) to ponder, 'Let's think about ways we can BLESS GOD, instead of we asking for GOD'S BLESSING, cause we as a nation of the USA, majority have turned away from GOD, but still expect HIS BLESSINGS, it doesn't work that way. The Created 'NEEDS' to get back to 'WORSHIPING the CREATOR' !!!
I will 'close' this POST using the first & last stanzas of "My Country, Tis of Thee'........
My Country, tis of thee, Swee land of liberty, Of thee I sing: Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let FREEDOM ring !
Our fathers' GOD, to THEE, author of LIBERTY, to Thee we sing: Long may our land be bright with FREEDOM'S 'holy light', Protect us by Thy might, Great GOD, our KING.