II Chronicles 6:40 “Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open, and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.”
II Chronicles 7:1 “Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.”
Psalm 92:1 “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High”
In the nation’s first year under the Constitution, 1789, President Washington directed a day of prayer and thanksgiving (see: http://prayatlunch.us/thanksgiving/). This special observance was encouraged by Congress based on the following resolution from September 25, 1789:
“That a joint committee of both Houses be directed to wait upon the President of the United States, to request that he would recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a Constitution of government for their safety and happiness.”
An argument for the resolution included the following historical model: “the solemn thanksgivings and rejoicings which took place in the time of Solomon after the building of the temple”
It is indeed a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises to His name. He is the Most High!
It is also fully legal for those in government to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises to His name. After all, the resolution above was approved on the exact same day as the Congressional approval of the wording for the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yes, our founders who crafted the Bill of Rights passionately and publicly gave thanks and praise to our Almighty God. So must we!
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD PASSIONATELY AND PUBLICLY GIVE THANKS AND PRAISE TO OUR ALMIGHTY GOD!