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  • 1. Presidents and Prayer Calvary Baptist Church February 7, 2007 Steven Kent Ashton
  • 2. George Washington
    • Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works, but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requirest of me
  • 3. Psalm 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. Do you delight in doing God’s will?
  • 4. John Adams
    • May none but the honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.
  • 5.
    • Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock :
    • 1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ .
  • 6. Thomas Jefferson
    • Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God
  • 7. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matthew 22:37
  • 8. James Madison
    • of seeking his merciful forgiveness, and His assistance in the great duties of repentance
  • 9. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Psalm 105:4
    • Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
    • Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
  • 10. James Monroe
  • 11. What would your quote say?
  • 12. John Quincy Adams
    • Watch and Pray
  • 13. Watch and Pray
    • Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray , that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
    • Mark 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray : for ye know not when the time is.
    • Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
  • 14. Andrew Jackson
    • For myself, I bow to God's will, and go alone to the place of new and arduous duties
  • 15. Isaiah 41:10
    • Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
  • 16. Martin Van Buren
    • The atonement of Jesus Christ is the only remedy and rest for my soul
  • 17. Ephesians 2:13 Revelation 1:5
    • But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
    • And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
  • 18. William Henry Harrison
    • To that Good Being who has blessed us by the gifts of civil and religious freedom
  • 19. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36
  • 20. John Tyler
    • We are all called upon by the highest obligations of duty to renew our thanks and our devotion to our Heavenly Parent
  • 21. 1 Chronicles 16:34
    • O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
  • 22. James Polk
    • I fervently invoke the aid of that Almighty Ruler of the Universe in whose hands are the destinies of nations and of men
  • 23. In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10
  • 24. Zachary Taylor
    • the goodness of Divine Providence has conducted our common country
  • 25. Psalm
    • 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
    • 144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
  • 26. Millard Fillmore
    • I rely upon Him who holds in His hands the destinies of nations
  • 27. The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. Ruth 2:12
  • 28. Franklin Pierce
    • there is no national security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence upon God
  • 29. Proverbs 21:31
    • The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
  • 30. James Buchannan
    • In entering upon this great office I must humbly invoke the God of our fathers
  • 31. Abraham Lincoln
    • these nations only are blessed who God is the Lord
  • 32. Andrew Johnson
    • a special period be assigned for again humbling ourselves before Almighty God
  • 33. Ulysses S. Grant
    • I do further recommend to all the people of the United States to assemble on that day in their accustomed places of public worship and to unite in the homage and praise due to the bountiful Father of All Mercies and in fervent prayer for the continuance of the manifold blessings
  • 34. Rutherford B. Hayes
    • Hayes and Lucy held morning prayer readings every day after breakfast
  • 35. James Garfield
    • "Life's race well run, Life's work well done, Life's crown well won, Now comes rest."
  • 36. Chester Arthur
    • a special festival of praise to the Giver of All Good, I, Chester A. Arthur, President of the United States, do hereby designate Thursday, the 29th day of November next, as a day of national thanksgiving.
  • 37. Grover Cleveland
    • humbly acknowledge the power and goodness of Almighty God
  • 38. Benjamin Harrison
    • invoke and confidently expect the favor and help of Almighty God, that He will give to me wisdom
  • 39. Grover Cleveland
    • I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men
  • 40. William McKinley
    • Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers
  • 41. Theodore Roosevelt
    • I believe the next half century will determine if we advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism
  • 42. William H. Taft
    • Christianity and the spread of Christianity are the basis of hope of modern civilization
  • 43. Woodrow Wilson
    • the destiny of America lies in their daily perusal of this great Book
  • 44. Warren Harding
    • What doth the Lord require of thee
  • 45. Calvin Coolidge
    • America...cherishes no purpose save to merit the favor of Almighty God
  • 46. Herbert Hoover
    • I ask the help of Almighty God in this service to my country
  • 47. Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • So we pray to Him now for the vision to see our way clearly...to the achievement of His will, to peace on earth."
  • 48. Harry Truman
    • all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God
  • 49. Dwight Eisenhower
    • Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right form wrong,
  • 50. John F. Kennedy
    • the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God
  • 51. Lyndon B. Johnson
    • In our home there was always prayer
  • 52. Richard M. Nixon
    • sustained by our confidence in the will of God
  • 53. Gerald Ford
    • my religious feeling is a deep personal faith I rely on for guidance from my God
  • 54. Jimmy Carter
    • When he learned that President Kennedy had been assassinated, Jimmy Carter knelt outside the farm warehouse in prayer. When he became President himself, it was prayer that sustained him
  • 55. Ronald Reagan
    • the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace
  • 56. George H. W. Bush
    • Heavenly Father, we bow our heads and thank You for Your love
  • 57. William J. Clinton
    • From patriots and presidents to advocates for justice, our history reflects the strong presence of prayer in American life. Presidents, above all, need the power of prayer, their own and that of all Americans
  • 58. George W. Bush
    • My faith sustains me," he uttered. "Because I pray daily.