During the American Revolution, a British officer became separated from his unit. Silently, he walked through the forest trying to make his way back to camp. Entering a clearing, he was shocked to see an American General on his hands and knees, his face buried in the ground in fervent prayer. Tears came to the officer's eyes when he realized that it was General George Washington, commander of the American forces. He proclaimed later, When I saw that sight, I knew we were defeated for any army whose commander was so humble before Almighty God could never lose the war.
On Sept. 17, 1787, George Washington became one of the founding fathers of the American Constitution that would become the cornerstone of the United States' law, rights, and moral and ethical values. This constitution acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ and America as a Christian nation.
The Delaware Constitution of 1776 expresses, everyone appointed to public office must say, I do profess faith in God the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost... and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be given by divine inspiration.
During the early revivals in the 1700's, America looked upon herself as being theHoly City on a Hill, the New Jerusalem, a Light to the World.
On March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln and the United States Senate officially proclaimed a Day of National Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer. In this powerful proclamation, this most loved and respected President stated the Supreme Authority and Just Government of Almighty God. Lincoln was convicted that America had become proud and had forgotten that her strength, peace and prosperity came from obedience and humility before God.
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.Abraham Lincoln