Prayers & Presidents – Inspiring Faith from Leaders of the Past – Book
“Went to church and fasted all day.”-GEORGE WASHINGTON, Diary Entry, June 1, 1774, day British blockaded Boston’s harbor From George Washington’s orders for troops to attend divine services to Abraham Lincoln’s annual day of thanksgiving, to Harry S Truman’s annual day of prayer, America’s leaders of the past have a tradition of faith, especially in times of crises! There is a chapter on every President of the past, from George Washington through George W. Bush, with excerpts from Proclamations, Addresses to Congress, Executive Orders, Personal Correspondence and Memoirs. “Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions…“-THOMAS JEFFERSON, Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 “That the citizens of these States, abstaining on that day from their customary worldly occupations…acknowledge before God the manifold sins and transgressions…as individuals and as a nation, beseeching Him…through the Redeemer of the World, freely to remit all our offenses, and to incline us by His Holy Spirit to that sincere repentance and reformation.”-JOHN ADAMS, Day of Fasting declared a threatened war with France, March 23, 1798 “In the present time of public calamity and war a day may be recommended to be observed by the people of the United States as a day of…humble adoration to the Great Sovereign of the Universe, of confessing their sins and transgressions, and of strengthening their vows of repentance.“-JAMES MADISON, Day of Fasting, November 16, 1814, after British burned the Capital “In a time of war humbly and devoutly to acknowledge our dependence on Almighty God and to implore His aid and protection…I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do hereby…exhort my fellow-citizens…to pray Almighty God that He may forgive our sins.“-WOODROW WILSON, Day of Fasting May 11, 1918, during World War I “Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization…Help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.“-FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, June 6, 1944, D-Day Prayer on Allied Invasion of Normandy, France “America needs God more than God needs America. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.“-RONALD REAGAN, August 23, 1984, at Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast, Dallas, Texas A great source of inspiration for any student of history, you will be uplifted and challenged by reading, “Prayers & Presidents-Inspiring Faith from Leaders of the Past.”
For God and Country – Book
“History is to the nation as memory is to the individual,” wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Have you ever met an individual who has lost their memory, maybe from the tragic disease of Alzheimers? Well, America has lost its corporate memory. Here we are the freest and most prosperous nation, with more individual liberty and freedom than any other nation in the 6,000 years of recorded human history – and we forgot how we got here!
This short volume is in a small way an effort to re-introduce the “memory” of our nation’s past, particularly with regards to the role of religion. Included are excerpts from various original charters and founding documents of each of the 13 colonies, the 50 state constitutions, significant treaties and court decisions, and past presidents’ inaugural addresses. It is hoped by refreshing our national memory, we can get a better understanding to help us with current questions and challenges.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., continued his New York Times op-ed “Folly’s Antidote” (January 1, 2007),
“As persons deprived of memory become disoriented and lost, not knowing where they have been and where they are going, so a nation denied a conception of the past will be disabled in dealing with its present and its future.”
If we do not regain our memory, we may face what President Calvin Coolidge warned when he laid the cornerstone of the Jewish Community Center in Washington, DC., May 3, 1925:
“This biblical influence was strikingly impressive in all the New England colonies … A people raised under such leadership, given to much study and contemplation of the Scriptures … . They knew the Book. They were profoundly familiar with it … We must think the thoughts which they thought … We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp.”
America’s Lost Dream – Book
Throughout this nation’s history, many of its greatest leaders believed that America’s future was inextricably linked to America’s faith in God. This mighty nation, now known as The United States of America, was born from the dream of people who envisioned a sovereign state where people could be free and only God would be their king. This dream of “One Nation Under God” would mean freedom from the rule of human monarchs and tyrants, but would also extol a large price for
This dream of ” One Nation Under God” would mean freedom from the rule of human monarchs and tyrants, but would also extol a large price for these original “founders” of this great country. Nothing short of a miracle, the dream prevailed and this new nation came to be. But slowly, a long season of spiritual apathy crept over the land like a fog. The dream was forgotten and the nation’s relationship with benevolent God extinguished.
This intriguing and artful book will reawaken the original dream within the hearts of young and old alike. Filled cover to cover with exquisite artwork depicting the original scenes, along with in-depth historical facts woven throughout, this book will enlighten and educate all to the wonderful and rich history of this “One Nation Under God.” Discover the real story!