What Would Happen If A President Said This Today?

American Minute with Bill Federer

March 30

During the Civil War, after issuing his Emancipation Proclamation,
President Abraham Lincoln set a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting
and Prayer, MARCH 30, 1863, stating:

“It is the duty of nations…to own their dependence upon the
overruling power of God, to confess their sins…with assured hope
that genuine repentance will lead to mercy…

The awful calamity of civil war…may be but a punishment inflicted
upon us for our presumptuous sins.”

Lincoln continued:

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven…

We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has
ever grown.

But we have forgotten God.

We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and
multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly
imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings
were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.”

Lincoln concluded:

“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too
self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving
grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!

It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to
confess our national sins and to pray for…forgiveness.”


3 thoughts on “What Would Happen If A President Said This Today?

    1. Thank the Lord for what our country was founded on! I can upon your blog after visiting a friend’s. I am also a Pentecostal and enjoy “meeting” other Holy Ghost filled bloggers. I will be stopping by to visit!

      Hi LaTrisa. It’s always a privilege to meet other Holy Ghost filled bloggers. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I will be visiting your site soon too.
      Blessings always,

  1. Great post Sis! As you know, Lincoln was my favorite president. I just finished reading a book about him, “Abraham Lincoln A Man of Faith and Courage”, by Joe Wheeler. That was a truly annointed speech Lincoln gave. And the amazing thing I found out in this book, was that he did not have anyone write his speeches. Lincoln wrote his own! One of the sayings of Lincoln quoted in the book was,
    “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.”
    Hi Sis. I really like Lincoln too, and I have heard this quote that you shared here. I wish we had more leaders like Mr. Lincoln today.

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