Prayers from our founding fathers – George Washington

george washington prayers

We want to share this prayer  with you from George Washington’s Prayer Journal.  We pray that this will bless you as it blessed us reading it and we come into agreement with this prayer.  We also pray that our leaders would have the same heart and passion for God and would seek Him in their daily decisions.

Please share it and if you choose agree with “Amen”

George Washington Prayers

Almighty God, and most merciful father, who didst command the children of Israel to offer a daily sacrifice to thee, that thereby they might glorify and praise thee for thy protection both night and day, receive, O Lord, my morning sacrifice which I now offer up to thee; I yield thee humble and hearty thanks that thou has preserved me from the danger of the night past, and brought me to the light of the day, and the comforts thereof, a day which is consecrated to thine own service and for thine own honor. Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works, but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requirest of me, and since thou art a God of pure eyes, and wilt be sanctified in all who draw near unto thee, who doest not regard the sacrifice of fools, nor hear sinners who tread in thy courts, pardon, I beseech thee, my sins, remove them from thy presence, as far as the east is from the west, and accept of me for the merits of thy son Jesus Christ, that when I come into thy temple, and compass thine altar, my prayers may come before thee as incense; and as thou wouldst hear me calling upon thee in my prayers, so give me grace to hear thee calling on me in thy word, that it may be wisdom, righteousness, reconciliation and peace to the saving of the soul in the day of the Lord Jesus. Grant that I may hear it with reverence, receive it with meekness, mingle it with faith, and that it may accomplish in me, Gracious God, the good work for which thou has sent it. Bless my family, kindred, friends and country, be our God & guide this day and for ever for his sake, who lay down in the Grave and arose again for us, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Here are some scripture references for this prayer:

Jeremiah 17:26

Hebrews 13:15

Psalm 103:12

Revelation 8:3-4

1 Corinthians 15


“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible” ~ George Washington

2 thoughts on “Prayers from our founding fathers – George Washington”

  1. Your statement, “It is impossible to govern a national with God and the bible”, is confusing to me.
    Should it not be “It is impossible to govern a nation without God and the bible?”

    1. Hi Sam, thank you for pointing that out. You are correct and it turns out when I looked up the quote again it still needed more changes. Thanks again.

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