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Capitol Hill Brief — Grateful for America’s Foundations

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Did you know that the same week Congress approved the First Amendment they requested President Washington to declare the First National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God?

“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor. … Now, therefore, I do recommend [this day] to be devoted … to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be …”

That’s the belief America was founded on.  And we should be so grateful.

This holiday season, we’ll come together to celebrate with family and friends. It’s the perfect time to give thanks and to pray for our nation and each other.  Visit for a special Thanksgiving prayer guide today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.