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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S PRAYER


We have a rich history of how God miraculously intervened in the creation of this nation. You won’t read this in the public school history books because anti-Christian writers take great pains to remove God’s handiwork in the building of America.


In 1776, British commander William Howe was moving 30,000 Veteran British soldiers to take NY. Gen. George Washington only had 18,000 inexperienced troops.


The British troops were gaining ground and Washington lost 1,000 men and 2 top Generals. Outnumber and outclassed, Washington’s troops were discouraged. But for some reason the British halted their troops. They could have pressed on and destroyed Washington and his troops at the banks of the Delaware trapped on Long Island because the only route of escape was treacherous East river. The wind was blowing, icy cold rain was coming down and the river was full ice that would crush their boats as the waves and ice battered against them. There was no way out and William Howe, for some unknown reason, decided to wait till morning to attack.


With no escape possible, what did Washington do? He called for a prayer meeting to ask for God’s guidance and help. Then he decided to cross river in the midst of the storm any way. Then suddenly the wind died and rain stopped. The river calmed smooth as glass. As they started crossing and gentle breeze came up behind them to push them along. Even with this miracle it still would be impossible to get all troops across to Manhattan Island before daybreak. But then God stepped in again because just before daybreak, a thick fog draped over them and hid them from British troops. When the fog lifted, British commander Howe was shocked. Washington troops had escaped. Washington and men recognized God’s blessings on America.

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