"Righteousness exalteth a nation" Proverbs 14:34
Pilgrims 1620 - seeking religious freedom
The first group of pilgrims to the shores of North America included 35 Christians who separated from the Church of England, and had William Bradford as their leader. Even though he was a religious leader, he was elected the Governor of the Plymouth Colony 30 times. Around 1630 a larger group of around 1,000 Puritan Christians left England for religious freedom, and settled in the Boston area. These original colonists began the formation of our great nation seeking freedom of worship.
One Nation Under God
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. Psalms 33:12
In God We Trust
In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Psalms 56:11
Faith and Morality start with the Pastors and Christian Leaders
And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 23:4
The following emphatically stated their love for Christ and reverence for the Bible: John Adams - 2nd President, John Quincy Adams - 6th President, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Bejamin Rush, Charles Thomson, and John Witherspoon, along with many others I haven't named.
John Quincy Adams said the Declaration of Independence was based on Christianity.
Benjamin Rush, a strong believer, said the writing of the Constitution was a work of God.
National Day of Prayer
Many Presidents and Governors throughout our nation's brief history have declared national or state-wide days of prayer, and some of them specifically mentioned Jesus Christ or the Bible. At least twice, they were declared days of prayer and "humiliation", which implies fasting.
With a little research, you can find hundreds of historical documents refering to Jesus Christ and the God of the Bible written by our nation's founding fathers, and the presidents and leaders who followed them.
We must pray
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:2
If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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 will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34
We've presented this very brief article to inspire you to pray for our nation. The success of every nation begins with the morality and prayers of Christians like you. TS
For scriptures about the USA and prayer go here: America Scriptures