Friends and Members:
These days in America it seems popular to diminsh the value and importance of God, religion and prayer — particularly in the public square. However, our Founding Fathers understood and frequently spoke of the importance of God, religion, morality and prayer. Consider just a few of their quotes:
Benjamin Franklin: “God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? …I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business…”
George Washington: “Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.”
Abraham Lincoln: “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. It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
This Thursday our nation will once again observe the annual National Day of Prayer. And certainly it would appear that we need prayer and God’s intervention more than ever.
In Chattanooga there are at least a couple of events that you may want to consider attending. They are:
1. Abbas House (Central Baptist of Hixson) – 5208 Hixson Pike; 875-9311; 11:30AM – 1:00PM. (I will be attending this event along with other Chattanooga Tea Party members.)
2. Hamilton County Courthouse Lawn – 12:00 noon.
I trust that you will take time this Thursday, May 6, to join with other area concerned citizens as we seek God’s forgiveness, protection and blessings.
Mark West Chattanooga Tea Party
II Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”