Fast and pray for America.

We need to pray for revival, a Third Great Awakening — that God would pour out His Holy Spirit and work repentance and revival in our land and give us the knowledge and fear of the Lord.

Fast and pray for America: Our Founding Fathers called numerous fasts. Christians should fast and confess personal and national sins in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land (ESV).

Why I Am a Christian


Rev. Benjamin F. Morris’ 1864 book The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States. Purchase it from American Vision.

The House of Representatives of the Thirty-Fourth Congress, 1854, were for two months unable to organize by the election of a Speaker. The contest was protracted and exciting, and resulted in the election of Nathaniel P. Banks, of Massachusetts. In the midst of that long and fierce struggle for political
ascendency, the House paused and passed the following preamble and resolutions:—
Whereas, The people of these United States, from their earliest history to the present time, have been led by the hand of a kind Providence, and are indebted for the countless blessings of the past and present, and dependent for continued prosperity in the future upon Almighty God; and whereas the great vital and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, it eminently becomes the representatives of a people so highly favored to acknowledge in the most public manner their reverence for God: therefore,
1. Resolved, That the daily sessions of this body be opened with prayer.
2. Resolved, That the ministers of the gospel in this city are hereby requested to attend and alternately perform this solemn duty.
The pastors of various churches in Washington City sent to the Senate of the United States the following proposition:
Gentlemen: —The undersigned, ministers of the different denominations of Christians in Washington, respectfully submit to you the following statements and consequent proposal….
We therefore respectfully tender our services, offering to alternate in
the weekly service of opening the two Houses with morning prayer,
and in conducting divine service on Sabbath morning, with the distinct
understanding that we decline receiving any remuneration for these
George W. Samson, Pastor of E Street Baptist Church.
Byron Sunderland, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church.
Jas. R. Eckard, Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church,
T. A. Haskell, Pastor of Western Presbyterian Church.
P. D. Gurley, Pastor of F Street Presbyterian Church.
Geo. Hildt, Pastor of McKendree Chapel, M. E. Church.
Geo. D. Cummins, Rector of Trinity Church.
J. George Butler, St. Paul Lutheran Church,
J. Morsell, Rector of Christ Church,
Samuel D. Finkel, Pastor of G. E. Church,
P. Light Wilson, Pastor of Methodist Protestant Church.

On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. (Zechariah 14:4 ESV)

Isa 46:8-13 (NIV)

8 “Remember this, keep it in mind,

    take it to heart, you rebels.

9 Remember the former things, those of long ago;

    I am God, and there is no other;

    I am God, and there is none like me.

10 I make known the end from the beginning,

    from ancient times, what is still to come.

I say, ‘My purpose will stand,

    and I will do all that I please.’

11 From the east I summon a bird of prey;

    from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.

What I have said, that I will bring about;

    what I have planned, that I will do.

12 Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted,

    you who are now far from my righteousness.

13 I am bringing my righteousness near,

    it is not far away;

    and my salvation will not be delayed.

I will grant salvation to Zion,

    my splendor to Israel.

My favorite C.S. Lewis quote:
“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters.

From What Happened Today In History

Oct. 19, 1469: Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain.

Oct. 19, 1781 :At Yorktown, Virginia, representatives of British commander Lord Cornwallis handed over Cornwallis’ sword and formally surrendered to George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau.

Oct. 19, 1789: Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

Oct. 19, 1805: Napoleonic Wars: Austrian General Mack surrenders his army to the Grand Army of Napoleon at the Battle of Ulm. 30,000 prisoners are captured and 10,000 casualties inflicted on the losers.

Oct. 19, 1812: Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.

Oct. 19, 1813: The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.

Oct. 19, 1914: World War 1: The First Battle of Ypres begins.

Oct. 19, 1917: Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.

Oct. 19, 1944: United States forces land in the Philippines.

Oct. 19, 1950: The People’s Republic of China joins the Korean War by sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river to fight United Nations forces.

Oct. 19, 1987: Black Monday – the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22 percent, 508 points.