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

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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 following correspondence between President Washington and the Congregational ministers of New Haven and vicinity affords a fine illustration of the patriotism and piety of New England. At the time it transpired, Washington was on a tour of inspection through New England, to see for himself the fruits of that freedom which he and the people had so nobly won by the Revolution. The originals of the letters are preserved in the archives of Yale College:

To the President of the United States.
The Congregational ministers of the city of New Haven beg leave to make their most respectful address to the President of the United States. We presume that we join with the whole collective body of the Congregational pastors and Presbyterian ministers throughout these States, in the most heartfelt joy and the most cordial congratulation, of themselves, of their country, and of mankind, on your elevation to the head of the combined American Republic. As ministers of the blessed Jesus, the Prince of Peace, we rejoice and have inexpressible pleasure in the demonstrations you have given of your sincere assertion toward that holy religion which is the glory of Christian States, and will become the glory of the world itself, as that happy period when liberty, public right, and the veneration of the Most High, who presides in the universe with a most holy and benevolent sovereignty, shall triumph among all the nations, kingdoms, empires, and republics on earth.

We most sincerely rejoice in the kind and gracious providence of Almighty God, who hath been pleased to preserve your life during your late dangerous sickness, and to restore you to such a degree of health as gives us this opportunity to express our joy, and affords us the most pleasing hopes that your health may be firmly established. We pray the Lord
of Hosts, by whose counsels and wisdom you have been carried triumphantly and gloriously through the late war, terminating in the establishment of American liberty, and perhaps in the liberty of all nations, that he would be pleased ever to have you under his holy protection, continue to render you a blessing to Church and State, support you under your arduous cares, and perpetuate that estimation and honor which you have justly acquired of your country. And may the new and rising republic become, under your auspices, the most glorious for population, perfection of policy, and happy administration of government, that ever appeared on earth; and may you, sir, having finished a course of distinguished usefulness, receive the rewards of public virtue in the kingdom of eternal glory.
(Signed) Ezra Stiles,
James Dana,
Jonathan Edwards,
Samuel Wales,
Samuel Austin, Jr.
City of New Haven, Oct. 17, 1789

By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:17-19 ESV)

Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen. (Romans 26:25-27 ESV)

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV)

From What Happened Today In History

Nov. 27

1095: Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.

1863: American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.

1868: Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River – United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.

1963: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson makes his first address to Congress as president following the assassination of John F. Kennedy five days prior.

1965: Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.