Sunday, April 5, 2009

First Prayer of the First Continental Congress, Part III

O! Lord, our heavenly father,

Be thou present, O God of Wisdom and direct the counsels of this honourable Assembly. Enable them to settle things upon the best and surest foundation, that the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that harmony and peace may effectually be restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety prevail and flourish amongst thy people. Preserve the health of their bodies and the vigour of their minds; shower down upon them and the millions they represent such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world, and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ thy son, Our Saviour, Amen.

--Reverend Mr. Jacob Duché

Many thanks to Hercules Mulligan at Meet the Founding Fathers for posting this treasure.

1 comment:

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