January Sermon Illustrations

January 13, 2010

Benjamin's Franklin's Motion

In 1778, at the meeting of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin made the motion to those assembled that the Convention should not proceed without an opening prayer each day. Said he:

"I have lived for a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proof
I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that `Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that built it.' I firmly believe this, and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall proceed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel."

Prayer was the foundation stone in our country's beginning. There should be more national prayer today.Our Hope.

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