Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, July 18th 1863

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A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

On July 18th 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signed the first Thanksgiving Day proclamation. It wasn’t made an official holiday until the following year. President Lincoln was faced with the task of trying to heal a divided nation; to end the suffering and restore peace. So he proclaimed a day of thanks to, in his words, “Almighty God” for listening to the prayers of an afflicted people as he was finally seeing signs that the war could finally be ending. In his proclamation President Lincoln said:

“Now, therefore, be it known, that I do set apart a day for National Thanksgiving, Praise and Prayer; and I invited the people of the United States to assemble in their customary places of worship, and in the forms approved by their own conscience, to render the homage due to the Divine Majesty for the wonderful things he has done in the Nation’s behalf, and to invoke the influence of His holy spirit to subdue the anger, which has produced and so long sustained a needless rebellion; to change the hearts of the insurgents, to guide the counsels of the government with wisdom adequate to so great a national emergency, and to visit with tender care and consolation all those who have been brought to suffer in mind, body, or estate; and finally, to lead the whole Nation, through paths of repentance and submission to the Divine will, back to the perfect enjoyment of the Union and fraternal peace.”

When we can finally humble ourselves with our new knowledge of how we are so incredibly engineered (see brainmaps); when we can finally see the work of our Creator’s hands, and see before us all the technology that gives us life. Then we can finally appreciate all the incredible things our Creator has planned for us. We can finally come out of the darkness of false science and religion and recognize the sovereignty of Almighty God; that He created the heavens and the earth and everything in it; that our children are the work of his hands and that all this great food we enjoy on Thanksgiving with our families is part of His plan for our enjoyment and our health. Then once again we can seek out His wisdom and his righteousness and as a Nation we can again put our trust in God and not in the idolatry created by human beings. Then the Lord will be our God again and we will be called a blessed Nation. That’s why our founders put “In God we Trust” our on money and called us “One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. So this Thanksgiving I invite all of you to join me in trusting God, recognizing what He calls evil and good, and seeking out his ways; so once again we can be a people united by the same faith. For the sake of our children’s children, we pray for your help and guidance Lord.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Amen and Amen


Deuteronomy 10:16
Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.

Leviticus 19:18
‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.
I am the Lord.

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