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" In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard; and they were graciously answered. All of us, who were engaged in the struggle, must... "
Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin - Page 183
by Benjamin Franklin - 1859
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The providence of God illustrated, by the author of 'History in all ages'.

Edward Parsons - Providence and government of God - 1879 - 320 pages
...presented to us, how has it happened that we have not once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings ? In the...this room for the divine protection ! our prayers were heard, — and they were graciously answered. All of us, who were engaged in the struggle, must...
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Benjamin Franklin, printer's boy, statesman, philosopher, and patriot

John Stevens C. Abbott - 1879 - 418 pages
...how has it happened, sir, that we have not yet hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Lights to illuminate our understandings? " In the...of danger, we had daily prayers, in this room, for divine protection ! Our prayers, sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us, who...
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The Story of the Notable Prayers of Christian History

Hezekiah Butterworth - Prayers - 1880 - 330 pages
...At this Convention he introduced a resolution for daily prayers. In supporting the motion, he said : "In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when...engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor. To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity...
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Ideals of Life, Or, Wisdom of the Ages: A Series of Wholesome, Practical ...

Osgood Eaton Fuller - Conduct of life - 1881 - 658 pages
...the following speech in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The speaker was in his Sad year: — In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when...engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor. To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity...
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A History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American Continent ...

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1881 - 926 pages
...great objects of our meeting, that we have hitherto not once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Lights to illuminate our understandings ? In the...sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for divine protection. Our prayers, sir, •were heard, and graciously answered." He closed by saying,...
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Lester's History of the United States: Illustrated in Its Five ..., Volume 1

Charles Edwards Lester - United States - 1883 - 612 pages
...it happened, sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Light to illuminate our understandings ? In the beginning...engaged in the struggle, must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor. To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 71

Methodist Church - 1889 - 992 pages
...to the Father of lights to illuminate our understanding? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily...in this room for the Divine protection. Our prayers were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have...
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Library of World History: Containing a Record of the Human Race ..., Volume 7

World history - 1914 - 594 pages
...not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Lights to illuminate our understanding? In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when...sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for divine protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered." After a few more...
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The Deathless Book

David Otis Mears - Bible - 1916 - 370 pages
...and introduced a motion for daily prayers. "In the beginning of the contest with Britain," he said, " when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers...sir, were heard; and they were graciously answered. . . . I have lived, sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this...
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The Miracle of Answered Prayer

John Greener Hallimond - Prayer - 1916 - 266 pages
...with Great Britain," he said, " when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for divine, protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard,...engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor. To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity...
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