An American Prayer Book – I

Hot off the press! An American Prayer Book.

What is it? It’s a collection of prayers reflecting our history as a nation and providing for the American calendar of national days.

Among the historic events included are the American Revolution, Washington’s funeral, the slave trade and abolition, the Civil War, the death of Abraham Lincoln, the Industrial Revolution, the Spanish-American War, the First and Second World Wars, the 9/11 attack, the Gulf Wars, and more.

The national occasions included are Inauguration Day, Presidential birthdays, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Election Day, and Thanksgiving Day

Among the authors included are Henry Ward Beecher, Malcolm Boyd, Charles Henry Brent, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas,John Coburn, James A. Forbes, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Bill Graham, Edward Everett Hale, Stanley Hauerwas, John Henry Hobart, Absalom Jones, Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Merton, Paul Moore, Walter Rauschenbusch, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Samuel Seabury, Sayyid M. Syeed, Howard Thurman, and many others, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim.

As Yogi Berra said (in an AFLAC commercial), “You don’t have it, that’s why you need it!” And you can get it from your friendly neighborhood bookstore, from Amazon etc., and even the publisher, Church Publishing, Inc.

Included are seven prayers for elections. For best results, use daily between now and election day!

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