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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).

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12). We can’t lose. They can’t win.

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On this date in history

June 19

1269: King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.

1586: English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England’s first permanent settlement in North America.

1816: Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1821: Decisive defeat of the Philikí Etaireía by the Muslim Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).

1846: The first officially recorded, organized baseball match is played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules on Hoboken, New Jersey’s Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1.

1850: Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.

1862: The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.

1867: Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
1870: After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.

1875: The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.

1934: The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
1944: World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
1953: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
1961: Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.

1964: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster by Democrats in the United States Senate.

1978: Garfield the Cat, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.

1982: In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.

1991: The Soviet occupation of Hungary ends.

My wife and I are the proud parents of an autistic 30-year-old son. Despite the love and support of family and friends, autism leaves us exhausted and devastated. We do not know why our family suffers with autism other than that we live in a fallen world. Some would ask why God permits such things, but we pity those who suffer such things and do not know the Lord. We look forward to that day when Christ “will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4). We pray that God will be glorified in healing our son in this life, but we know that he will not be autistic in heaven.

Countries and territories Thomas C. Hanson Sr. has visited.

Countries and territories he has spoken in

Canberra, Sydney and Ulladulla, Australia; Nassau, Bahamas; Brno, Czechoslovakia; Denmark; West Germany; India; Tokyo, Japan; Mexico; Hoogeveen, Netherlands; Auckland, New Zealand; George and Durban, South Africa; Segovia, Spain; Sri Lanka; United States and Caracas, Venezuela.

United States

California: Bakersfield, Mojave, Pasadena, Glendale, Reseda, Garden Grove, Glendora, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Victorville, Beaumont, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara; Texas: Big Sandy; Indiana: Evansville; Connecticut: Hartford.


Sir Walter Raleigh named Virginia after Virgin Queen Elizabeth. In 1584, he attempted to found the Roanoke Colony, located in present day North Carolina, but it failed. Jamestown was founded by members of the Church of England, which was the established denomination from 1606 until 1786.
Catholics were prohibited, with even Lord Baltimore, a friend of Charles I, being prohibited from stopping in Virginia in 1628 on his way to found the Colony of Maryland as a refuge for persecuted Catholics. The first Catholic Church in Virginia, St. Mary Church, was not erected until 1795 in Alexandria.
The Civil War in England between Charles I and the Puritans, had repercussions in America. Beginning in 1639, “to tolerate Puritanism was to resist the king,”
therefore laws were passed requiring the “governor and council to take care that all non-conformists be compelled to depart the colony.”
Quakers began arriving in 1655, and the first known Quaker missionary, William Robinson, was hung in 1659 in Boston “accused of heresy and of being a seducer of the people to faction and committing in open court the felony of denying the humanity of Christ.” Quaker marriages were not recognized.
France’s St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre and the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes led French Protestant Huguenots to immigrate to Virginia. (page 31)
Cited in THE ORIGINIAL 13 -A Documentary History of Religion in America’s First Thirteen States By William J. Federer

Section 2.—The Colleges.
Harvard College
was founded by the Puritans, or Congregationalists. The proportion of the first New England colonists who had received a classical education exceeded that in England. Not less than twenty of the 4,000 who came to Massachusetts Bay in the first five years had been educated at the English universities, most of whom were clergymen not inferior in culture to those of the mother country. It is not strange, therefore, that even while struggling for an existence in new and scattered settlements, under the heavy expenses incident to laying the foundation of the colony, they should entertain a purpose of establishing a college. “It is an object near our hearts,” they said “to have an able and learned ministry when those of the present age are laid in their graves.
(Christianity in the United States: From the First Settlement Down to the Present Time, 1887 book by Daniel Dorchester, D.D., page 240)