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Title: First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774
Post by: Ben Framed on February 12, 2021, 02:38:32 am
First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774 AD


O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee. To Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give. Take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their Cause and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, of own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle!

Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. That the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst the people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior.

Amen.

Reverend Jacob Duch
Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 7, 1774, 9 o?clock a.m.
Title: Re: First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774
Post by: Ben Framed on February 12, 2021, 03:09:15 am
After being under the rule of England and the king for so many years, it must have been a troublesome time and hard decisions for our ancestors, our founders. This nation had been growing for 160 years. Many of the men who were our founders were not impoverished men, no, but men of wealth and means having everything to lose if their efforts were to fail. Hard courageous decisions were made during the time of that first Continental Congress. Because of the desire to be free, possessing the courage, wisdom and faith, they looked to guidance from our Heavenly Father.  We Americans have been truly blessed. We should all know of our history here in the United States, the struggles and sufferings which were to come for these men. We should behold, with great appreciation of the sacrifices that our founders made for the sake of freedom for themselves and generations to come..
Title: Re: First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774
Post by: Kathyp on February 14, 2021, 03:39:15 pm
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We Americans have been truly blessed. We should all know of our history here in the United States, the struggles and sufferings which were to come for these men. We should behold, with great appreciation of the sacrifices that our founders made for the sake of freedom for themselves and generations to come

Well said.
Title: Re: First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774
Post by: JurassicApiary on February 14, 2021, 04:09:11 pm
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We Americans have been truly blessed. We should all know of our history here in the United States, the struggles and sufferings which were to come for these men. We should behold, with great appreciation of the sacrifices that our founders made for the sake of freedom for themselves and generations to come

Well said.

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Title: Re: First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774
Post by: BeeMaster2 on February 14, 2021, 10:22:41 pm
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