In his inaugural address on March 5, 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States, included in his speech the following:
"Looking for the guidance of that Divine Hand by which the destinies of nations and individuals are shaped, I call upon you Senators, Representatives, judges, fellow citizens, here and everywhere to secure to our country the blessings, not only of material property, but of justice, peace and union - a union depending not upon the constraint of force but upon the loving devotion of a free people; and that all things may be so ordered and settled upon the best and surest foundations that peace and happiness."Patriot's Prayer: Father God, protect our nation so that we can be the light of salvation and freedom -political as well as spiritual - in this sin-darkened world.
Patriot's Promise: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, And give you peace~Numbers 6:24-26
|Rutherford B. Hayes takes the Oath of Office.|
NOTE: All source material(unless otherwise noted)from God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard D Lee & Jack Countryman; In God We Still Trust by Dr. Richard D Lee; and The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America(NKJV) by Richard G Lee (general editor).