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Facts about America and references to God:

* All 50 state constitutions refer to "God" and a higher power in them!

* Everyone of the country’s major anthems including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “America” and “My Country Tis of Thee” speaks in some way about pray and God.

*The first book printed in America was a prayer book.

*The first songbook published in America was a hymnal.

*”In God We Trust” is printed on our money.

*The nation’s motto is “In God We Trust!”

*The following states have the following motto’s, Arizona – “God Enriches”; South Dakota’s - “Under God the People Rule;” Ohio’s - “With God All things Are Possible;” Colorado’s – “Nothing Without Providence.”

*When we stood in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol a few weeks back we viewed several large paintings to attest to America’s heritage this is what I saw: Columbus and his men kneeling in prayer after landing in the New World. A painting with Pocahontas in prayer as she is about to be baptized. Another painting were the Pilgrim families are praying with wonder as their ship speedwell embarks for America.

* As I walked around Washington I saw the signature of God on America!

*At the top of the Washington Monument etched in the peak at 555 feet these words “Praise be to God.”

*At the Jefferson Memorial chiseled in its walls this quote “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.”

*At the Lincoln Memorial is the entire text of Lincoln’s inaugural address which is a prayer in itself.

*I reflect back in our history and ever since the first oath was administered to George Washington in 1789, every President of the United States has invoked the name of God and prayer, either directly or indirectly, in his inaugural address.

*Most remarks made by the Oval office and its presidents have ended with “and may God Bless America.” (Information from Moore’s book One Nation Under God and my trip to washington D.C.).