Last night we had a sweet time together in our Church Service. As part of the service, I read the Thanksgiving Proclamation signed by President George Washington. Please read it and behold the historic value of our forefathers who based our core beliefs on the Word of God.
I am thankful for so many things. Especially my salvation through Jesus. He is the reason I am able to live victoriously. Take time to share the goodness of God with your families and friends as you gather around the table.
I Love each of you and pray God’s richest blessings will rest on you,
A DAY OF PUBLIC THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER
THE YEAR OF 1798
“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly implore His protection and favor– and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint committee requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially in a form of government for their safety and happiness.
“Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday…to be devoted by the people of these states to the service of that great and glorious Being Who is the beneficent Author of all that was, that is, or that will be–that we may then all unite in rendering Him our sincere and humble thanks…
“And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions…to render our national Government a blessing to the people…to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations…and to bless them with good government, peace and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true knowledge and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us–and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of prosperity as He alone knows to be best…”
–President George Washington, 1798