I was hoping to write a Thanksgiving post but ran out of time this week! In case I don’t get a chance to write anything else today, I at least wanted to share this Thanksgiving proclamation by Abraham Lincoln. Among many other things, I am very thankful today for our country’s Christian heritage and for the dependence upon God of our former leaders which have made this nation so great.
“I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow citizens wherever they may then be as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to the Almighty God the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do farther recommend to my fellow citizens aforesaid that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the Great Disposer of events for a turn of the inestimable blessings of Peace, Union and Harmony throughout the land, which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and our posterity throughout all generations.” – Thanksgiving proclamation, Octocber 20, 1864