Presidents and Prayer Calvary Baptist Church February 7, 2007 Steven Kent Ashton
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
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?
May none but the honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.
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 .
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God
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
of seeking his merciful forgiveness, and His assistance in the great duties of repentance
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.
What would your quote say?
John Quincy Adams
Watch and Pray
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.
For myself, I bow to God's will, and go alone to the place of new and arduous duties
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.
Martin Van Buren
The atonement of Jesus Christ is the only remedy and rest for my soul
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,
William Henry Harrison
To that Good Being who has blessed us by the gifts of civil and religious freedom
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36
We are all called upon by the highest obligations of duty to renew our thanks and our devotion to our Heavenly Parent
1 Chronicles 16:34
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
I fervently invoke the aid of that Almighty Ruler of the Universe in whose hands are the destinies of nations and of men
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10
the goodness of Divine Providence has conducted our common country
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.
I rely upon Him who holds in His hands the destinies of nations
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
there is no national security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence upon God
The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
In entering upon this great office I must humbly invoke the God of our fathers
these nations only are blessed who God is the Lord
a special period be assigned for again humbling ourselves before Almighty God
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
Rutherford B. Hayes
Hayes and Lucy held morning prayer readings every day after breakfast
"Life's race well run, Life's work well done, Life's crown well won, Now comes rest."
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.
humbly acknowledge the power and goodness of Almighty God
invoke and confidently expect the favor and help of Almighty God, that He will give to me wisdom
I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men
Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers
I believe the next half century will determine if we advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism
William H. Taft
Christianity and the spread of Christianity are the basis of hope of modern civilization
the destiny of America lies in their daily perusal of this great Book
What doth the Lord require of thee
America...cherishes no purpose save to merit the favor of Almighty God
I ask the help of Almighty God in this service to my country
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."
all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God
Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right form wrong,
John F. Kennedy
the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God
Lyndon B. Johnson
In our home there was always prayer
Richard M. Nixon
sustained by our confidence in the will of God
my religious feeling is a deep personal faith I rely on for guidance from my God
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
the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace
George H. W. Bush
Heavenly Father, we bow our heads and thank You for Your love
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
George W. Bush
My faith sustains me," he uttered. "Because I pray daily.