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Sunday, February 17, 2008


Almighty GOD; we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection, that thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States of America at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of The Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech thee, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

- George Washington -

April 30th, 1789

George Washington's prayer was adapted from his Circular Letter to the Governors of the United States


Anonymous said...

Good represents what our country was founded upon

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting George Washington's prayer of 1789. God help our nation and empower his people to stand for what is right and true.
Barry, President,

Anonymous said...

Isn't "subordination and obediance to government" what they were fighting against?

Anonymous said...

No, it was the type of government they were fighting against, not obedience to the right.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have hundreds of copies of this prayer printed to give to hateful Americans and to place neath the wipers of autos with arrogant, insulting bumper stickers. My copy comes from _Songs_and_Service_Book_for_Ship_
and_Field_, US Government Printing Office, 1942. It dates the prayer from 1783.

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful. I am going to put it on my Facebook page. Every American should read this.

Anonymous said...

"subordination and obedience to government???"

I'm not clear on this line.

leedurhamstone said...

The government that Washington and the Founders' believed Americans should be obedient to was self-government. In other words, the government was to be a representative democracy by and for the people in which the people rule themselves through their government.