God of our Fathers, whose Almighty hand hath made and preserved our Nation… May it be ever understood that our Liberty is under God and…to the extent that America honors Thee, wilt Thou bless America.
U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall Sr. (1902-1949) in a prayer in July 1947 to open a session of the 80th Congress
Root your preaching in reality, remembering that the people before you have doubts, fears and anxieties gnawing at their faith.
Our liberty is under God and can be found nowhere else. May our faith be…not merely stamped upon our coins, but expressed in our lives.
Nor is forgiveness forgetting. Forgetting is more a result of a short memory or subconscious suppression, while forgiving is an act of the will, a difficult and disciplined decision to love the sinner while hating the sin.
How strange it is that all of the things we humans love, our Lord, who is love and goodness and grace, should Himself receive so little love.