Why has God blessed America? One reason is her godly leadership:
“Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” -Ex18:21
Last week I offered George Washington’s Sunday Morning Prayer. Now I offer excerpts from a several days of his prayers:
Sunday Evening Prayer:*O most Glorious God, in Jesus Christ my merciful and loving father, I acknowledge and confess my guilt, in the weak and imperfect performance of the duties of this day. I have called on thee for pardon and forgiveness of sins, but so coldly and carelessly, that my prayers are become my sin and stand in need of pardon…
Monday Morning Prayer:…Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit…
…But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life…
Monday Evening Prayer:Most Gracious Lord God, from whom proceedeth every good and perfect gift, I offer to thy divine majesty my unfeigned praise & thanksgiving for all thy mercies towards me. Thou mad'st me at first and hast ever since sustained the work of thy own hand; thou gav'st thy Son to die for me; and hast given me assurance of salvation, upon my repentance and sincerely endeavoring to conform my life to his holy precepts and example…
Tuesday Morning Prayer:O Lord our God, most mighty and merciful father, I thine unworthy creature and servant, do once more approach thy presence. Though not worthy to appear before thee, because of my natural corruptions, and the many sins and transgressions which I have committed against thy divine majesty; yet I beseech thee, for the sake of him in whom thou art well pleased, the Lord Jesus Christ, to admit me to render thee deserved thanks and praises for thy manifold mercies extended toward me, for the quiet rest & repose of the past night, for food, rainment, health, peace, liberty…
Tuesday Evening Prayer:O Lord, what is man, or the son of man, that thou regardest him; the more days pass over my head, the more sins and iniquities I heap up against thee. If I should cast up the account of my good deeds done this day, how few and small would they be; but if I should reckon my miscarriages, surely they would be many and great. O, blessed father, let thy son's blood wash me from all impurities, and cleanse me from the stains of sin that are upon me. Give me grace to lay hold upon his merits; that they may be my reconciliation and atonement unto thee, -- That I may know my sins are forgiven by his death & passion….
The heart of a man is revealed through his prayer life. What you just read is evidence of three things:
1.a glimpse into the heart of our first President!
2.a glimpse into the heart of God on the reason He called GW to be our first President
3.a glimpse into God’s love for America and why we must fight for her!
To call George Washington a deist**…is complete dishonesty!
* https://www1.cbn.com/george-washingtons-prayer-journal-4. Taken from William J. Johnson, George Washington, The Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, 1919)
** Deism rejects the idea that God has any active role among humans. They believe God created the world and left it to be run by humans.
“Losers look at what they’re going through. Winners look at what they’re going to.” -Dr. Ed Cole