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4th of July Prayer - 07/01/2013

William Rogers - 07/04/1787 In response to  Benjamin Franklin's call to seek God  that was made on June 28, 1787,  the Rev. William Rogers  prayed before the service that was held at the Reformed Calvinist Church in Philadelphia on July 4th of that year. The below text is taken from  The Massachusetts Centinel  on August 15, 1787. On the 4th ult. the anniversary of American Independence was celebrated at Philadelphia, in the Reformed Calvinist Church, by the Pennsylvania Society of Cincinnati, in presence of the Federal Convention, many distinguished characters, and a most brilliant assembly of ladies and gentlemen – when in Oration, commemorative of the great event, was pronounced by  JAMES CAMPBELL , Esq. after the delivery of an Introductory Prayer by the Rev. WILLIAM ROGERS , A. M. – A copy of each was obtained of the Press, and with pleasure we take the earliest opportunity of presenting to our readers, through the medium of this Gazette, the Introductory Prayer,  verbatim , not doubting but the sentiments therein contained, will meet the approbation of all the  FEDERAL  and PIOUS  inhabitants of the State of Rhode Island, as expressed by  ONE OF HER SONS . – INTRODUCTORY PRAYER. Supremely great and infinitely glorious Lord our God! From everlasting to everlasting Thou art the same! Unchangeable in thy nature, in thy word, in all thy works! – Cloathed with  light  as with a garment , and with&...

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