Thanksgiving The Way Our Founders Intended-Glorifying God


George Washinton

We all know the history of the pilgrims celebrating thanksgiving for their harvest, but it goes so much deeper than that. All our forfathers recognized and witnessed many miracles in the founding of our country. The bloodshed, the pain, the famine, and they all made proclamations of recognition and thanks to God. Abraham Lincoln made a similar proclamation to unite us under God and faith. 

On October 3, 1789 George Washinton made this proclamation, declaring a National Day of Thanksgiving. This day was set aside to glorify God and offer Thanks for blessings bestowed and repentance. Yes repentance.
A few points in the following proclamation worth remembering:
1. 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
2. by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord.
3. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. 


George Washington: 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 to 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 by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next 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 the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us. 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 enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Let’s all give Thanks to almighty God, especially for the gift of His Son, the gift of our great country, our freedom and ask for repentance for the sins of our land and that all will turn to Him.

Remember those persecuted and suffering in other lands, and to protect our military.

May God Bless you, may He hold America in His hands and open the eyes of a rebellious people.  May God Bless America.

I’m  sure the liberal left will explode over this post, as they have tried to erase all references to God and the promotion of true religion and virtue, from our Country but you can’t deny what our founders intended.  We will continue to pray for our land as our forfathers did.  And enjoy our freedom to worship God.  

Credit to History channel and Wikipedia



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2 replies

  1. Gratefully written. I pray that God may once again Bless America. May you and yours have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

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