I was happy to find this vintage postcard of President Lincoln. In it, he asks God to bless his angel mother and gives her credit for who he is or ever hopes to be.
ALL THAT I AM OR EVER HOPE TO BE,
I OWE TO MY ANGEL MOTHER."
A few weeks ago, at a library sale, a collection of Abraham Lincoln Great Speeches spoke to me. This morning in honor of his birthday, I opened the book at random. I landed on the Proclamation of a National Fast-Day, August 12, 1861. He established the great need after the shattering battle at Bull Run in July--the war and its casualties set off an alarm in Washington that this war wasn't going to end soon without seeking divine help.
President Lincoln in his Proclamation appointed the last Thursday in September as a day of humiliation, prayer, and fasting for all the people of the nation.
The final excerpt of his heartfelt recommendation reads, "And I do earnestly recommend to all the people, and especially to all ministers and teachers of religion of all denominations, and to all heads of families, to observe and keep that day according to their several creeds and modes of worship, in all humility and with all religious solemnity, to the end that the united prayer of the nation may ascend to the Throne of Grace, and bring down blessings upon our Country."
In remembering President Lincoln, and the great need of our divided country to be healed and restored to the heights of abundance, and high esteem it once held, I thank God for this humble man who held our country together during a heart-wrenching time in America's history.
Prayers are needed for America. No matter what is going on in our lives, prayer is the answer. God's Angels are with us. There is more that is happening than meets the physical eye. Prayer and Faith in the unseen, yet to be, brings peace. I'm learning this more and more each day. We do our best and let God do the rest.
Love and peace,