1 edition of A proclamation for a day of fasting and prayer found in the catalog.
Caption titleProclaiming March 17, 1815 as a day of fasting and prayerShaw & Shoemaker, 36433Microfiche. New Canaan, CT : Readex. microfiches. (Early American imprints.Second series ; no. 36433)
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We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. By the President, John Adams. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
They made frequent appeals to God during and after their struggle for independence won in the Revolutionary War. A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Click on the HTML link code below. He put it in his trunk and never shared it. They also have either been here or hope to come someday. And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.
Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.
By the President: WILLIAM H. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. Even with all our flaws and failures. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-seventh. All this being done in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the divine teachings that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high and answered with blessings no less than the pardon of our national sins and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace.
To give greater emphasis to our proposition, we agreed to wait the next morning on Mr. It is an explicit recognition that our rights derive not from the King of England, not from the judiciary, not from government at all, but from God.
since which a new generation had grown up. By the President: WILLIAM H. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Transcript As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth A proclamation for a day of fasting and prayer not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that morality and piety without which social happiness can not exist nor the blessings of a free government be enjoyed; and as this duty, at all times incumbent, is so especially in seasons of difficulty or of danger, when existing or threatening calamities, the just judgments of God against prevalent iniquity, are a loud call to repentance and reformation; and as the United States of America are at present placed in a hazardous and afflictive situation by the unfriendly disposition, conduct, and demands of a foreign power, evinced by repeated refusals to receive our messengers of reconciliation and peace, by depredation on our commerce, and the infliction of injuries on very many of our fellow-citizens while engaged in their lawful business on the seas--under these considerations it has appeared to me that the duty of imploring the mercy and benediction of Heaven on our country demands at this time a special attention from its inhabitants.
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Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.