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In 1956, President Eisenhower made “In God We (Still) Trust” America’s official motto.
A nation founded on prayer
Shines a light made bright to share
It carries a message in its strong beams
It is God who makes us free for our dreams

First Prayer in Congress http://carlduckett.wordpress.com/2009/07/04/let-us-call-for-freedom-once-again/
United States Congress
March 27,1854, a report from Mr. Meacham of the House Committee
“At the time of the adoption of the Constitution and the amendments, the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged, not any one sect [denomination]. Any attempt to level and discard all religion would have been viewed with universal indignation. The object was not to substitute Judaism or Mohammedanism, of infidelity [Atheism], but to prevent rivalry among the [Christian] sects to the exclusion of others.
It [Christianity] must be considered as the foundation on which the whole structure rests. Laws will not have permanence or power without the sanction of religious sentiment, — without a firm belief that there is a Power above us that will reward our virtues and punish our vices.
In this age there can be no substitute for Christianity: that, in its general principles, is the great conservative element on which we must rely for the purity and permanence of free institutions. That was the religion of the founders of the republic, and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants. There is a great and very prevalent error on this subject in the opinion that those who organized this Government did not legislate on religion.”

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E pluribus unim
Out of many, one, thus
Hearts sing out in union
And proclaim, “In God we trust!”

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At any stage
The rains can flood
And storms can rage
On crops we love

Reminding us
Much can go wrong
To place our trust
And care in God

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In recognition of
And trust in Almighty
Lincoln prayed to God above
For victory in the fighting

Gettysburg would determine
The destiny of this great land
Realizing this he was driven
To his knees… trusting in God’s hand

Then when the news reached him
That the battle had been won
He set forth Thanksgiving
To thank Him for what He’d done

Thus the American motto
Forever is: “In God we trust!”
Let this unite us also
For He will guide and defend us

…as we seek to be righteous

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