America was founded upon the prayers of its people. The Founding Fathers acknowledged God‘s power and that is why in The Declaration of Independence they included this statement: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”
During the birthing of our country , Benjamin Franklin and George Washington would appeal for daily prayers.
On October 6,1746 Reverend Johnathan French a pastor from New England set October 16 as a day of fasting and prayer throughout the province. Reverend French describes the events that followed: ” On this great emergency, and day of darkness and doubtful expectation, the 16th of October was observed as a day of fasting and prayer throughout the Province. And wonderful to relate, that very night God sent upon them a more dreadful storm than either of the former and completed their destruction. Some overset, some foundered , and a remnant only of this miserable fleet returned to France to carry the news. Thus New England stood still, and saw the salvation of God.”
These are just a few examples of the numerous times in U.S. history when God has intervened for our country because of the prayers of His people. Once again, God is calling on His people to assemble all over the U.S. A. and observe a day of prayer and fasting.
The Response. A call to prayer for a nation in crisis. August 6, 2011. On August 6, the nation will come together at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas for a solemn gathering of prayer and fasting for our country.
If we don’t do this for the future generations then who will?