Today is Constitution Day! Let us remember to pray for our nation and ask God to turn the heart of America toward Him.
Here is a portion of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Proclamation appointing a National Fast Day.
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. 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. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!
It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
The full text of the National Fast Day Proclamation is available at: http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/fast.htm
ConstitutionFacts.com is a site dedicated to helping people learn about the Constitution. Check out their Constitution Day page at: http://www.constitutionday.cc/