Who said George Washington was not a Christian?
This is a prayer taken from his personal prayer journal:
O most glorious God, in Jesus Christ my merciful and loving Father, . . . remember that I am but dust, and remit my transgressions, negligences, & ignorances, and cover them all with the absolute obedience of thy dear Son, that those sacrifices which I have offered may be accepted by thee, in and for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ offered upon the cross for me; for his sake, ease the burden of my sins, and give me grace that by the call of the Gospel I may rise from the slumber of sin into the newness of life. . . . These weak petitions I humbly implore thee to hear accept and ans. [sic] for the sake of thy Dear Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
And this is the prayer he prayed in August of 1776:
“May the Being who is powerful to save, and in whose hands is the fate of nations, look down with an eye of tender piety and compassion upon the whole of the United Colonies; may He continue to smile upon their counsels and arms, and crown them with success whilst employed in the cause of virtue and mankind. May this distressed colony and its capital and every part of this wide extended continent, through His divine favor, be restored to more than their former luster and once happy state, and have peace, liberty, and safety secured upon a solid, permanent, and lasting foundation.”
And that was how our country was born. Be encouraged. Powerful prayers prayed hundreds of years ago are still before the throne of God today. Can you imagine the prayers that have gone up to heaven from saints since the beginning of our country and for the next 238 years. Will we add our prayers to the prayers of the saints? Can we not believe that God still has His hand upon the United States of America that undoubtedly honored Him from its inception? Trust this one thing: God answers prayer!
For additonal encouragement, enjoy the free download of the amazing book, George Washington, the Christian written in 1919 by William Johnson.
Daily Dare: Dare to Trust God that your prayers and those prayed over the years will be answered. When you see an American flag, our colors, or when you think of our great United States of America, thank God for answering our prayer that we are: One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!