Letter to the Editor

Washington's prayer is guide for our healing

Thursday, January 8, 2004

To the editor:

Not all of our Founding Fathers were anti-Christian. This was George Washington's prayer for the United States. If we would all say this prayer daily, our country just might be healed.

George Washington's Prayer for the United States

Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that thou wilt keep the United States in thy holy protection: that thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government: and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large.

And finally that thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.

Grant our supplication, we beseech thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Cape Girardeau