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Prayer, A Source of Strength February 2, 2008

Posted by reaganquotes in America, Prayer, Reagan.
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Prayer is today as powerful a force in our Nation as it has ever been. We as a Nation should never forget this source of strength.

Proclamation 4826 – National Day of Prayer, 1981
March 19, 1981

In his speech, “Faith in America,” Mitt Romney shared this story:

George Washington’s prayer“Recall the early days of the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia, during the fall of 1774. With Boston occupied by British troops, there were rumors of imminent hostilities and fears of an impending war. In this time of peril, someone suggested that they pray. But there were objections. ‘They were too divided in religious sentiments’, what with Episcopalians and Quakers, Anabaptists and Congregationalists, Presbyterians and Catholics.

“Then Sam Adams rose, and said he would hear a prayer from anyone of piety and good character, as long as they were a patriot.

“And so together they prayed, and together they fought, and together, by the grace of God … they founded this great nation.

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