Time for prayer and fasting to save our nations! Abraham Lincoln set the example. By Bill Federer.

 American Minute with Bill Federer

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."

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