Tuesday, May 12, 2015

America's First President's First Act: Leading the New Government to a Christian Church for Prayer

St. Paul's Chapel, New York City
By Farragutful (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons
After the new president, George Washington, finished delivering the first presidential address, his first official act was to lead the Senate and the House of Representatives on foot in a procession through the streets of the capital, which was New York City. (Tweet that!) They walked from Federal Hall, the site of the inauguration, to a little stone church: St. Paul's Chapel. (Tweet that!)

This little chapel still stands to this day, which is amazing in itself because of its location and connection to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (Tweet that!)

Jonathan Cahn wrote this in The Harbinger (page 206):

It stands now much as it did on April 30, 1789, when America's first government entered through its doors. It was here that the nation's first president, Senate, and House of Representatives bowed together in prayer to consecrate the new nation's future into the hands of God. This is the place where the new nation was committed to the Almighty; this is America's ground of consecration.

Of course all of this took place in the new nation's capital. But in 1789, the capital of the United States of America was not Washington, D.C., as it is now. No, back then America's capital was New York City.

In the next post we'll look at the connection between St. Paul's Chapel and the events of September 11, 2001.

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First president, Senate, and House of Representatives bowed together in prayer to consecrate America to God. (Tweet that!)

This is the place where the new nation was committed to the Almighty; this is America's ground of consecration. (Tweet that!)

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4 comments:

  1. Been wanting to go there! Thanks for posting.

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    1. Thanks for the note, Connie. Yeah, I hope to go there sometime too. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  2. Dianna! Do you believe all that in the Harbinger???

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    1. Well, yeah! He backs up everything he's saying with facts and history. It makes a lot of sense and I didn't detect anything that made me doubt. It's all very interesting, don't you think???

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