From God and not from men . . .

  • “I should be the veriest shallow and self-conceited blockhead . . . if, in my discharge of the duties which are put upon me in this place, I should hope to get along without the wisdom which comes from God and not from men” ~Abraham Lincoln
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Prayers of God’s people . . .

  • “It is most cheering and encouraging for me to know that in the efforts which I have made, and am making, for the restoration of a righteous peace to our country, I am upheld and sustained by the good wishes and prayers of God’s people.” —Abraham Lincoln
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No where else to go . . .

  • “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go” ~Abraham Lincoln
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Lincoln’s Proclamation

  • “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand, which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self- sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.” ~President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation for a National Day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer, April 30, 1863
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