An American Legacy of Patriotic Prayers

An American Legacy of Patriotic Prayers : Blessings of Liberty, Volume I

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From the anchoring of the "Mayflower" (1620) to the touchdown of "Endeavour" (2008), the United States has perpetually pursued the "Blessings of Liberty," identified in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Stories in this patriotic book emphasize an American journey of faith, hope, love, God's will, and the display of prayers on U.S. buildings and monuments. Each chapter is accompanied by Scriptural references. "An American Legacy of Patriotic Prayers" also embraces a large selection of public prayers and thanksgiving to Almighty God from private citizens, chaplains, historic events, and each state including the District of Columbia. This unique collection reflects a society that practices religious freedom while it stands for "one nation under God," underlining the dignity of democracy. In addition, inspirational excerpts from the chapter "American Documents of Liberty" lends a valuable contribution to the study of equality, civil, and religious freedoms. The author's religious worldview related to American government completes this more

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  • Paperback | 712 pages
  • 190.5 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 1,224.69g
  • Wheatmark
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1587366541
  • 9781587366543

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"The author presents written evidence of public religious expression from "The First Prayer in Congress, " offered by Jacob Duche on September 7, 1774, right up to Chaplain Barry C. Black 's "Crossroad Decisions " prayer in the U.S. Senate on November 7, 2005.Whether or not one feels it is appropriate or "constitutional, " prayer, as an expression of the "free exercise " of religious commitment, has been a part of our history and culture since the beginning. Why not use these prayers in your personal devotion and meditation? We receive with thanksgiving the rich spiritual heritage of all those who have gone before us. But now it is our task and responsibility to express our faith and commitment in our own day and in our own generation to light the Way for all who follow. Patriotic Prayers can help each of us do precisely that." -- John A. Bauer, Command Chaplain, Retired, Fort Carson Colorado, Director of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Careshow more