FDR's Prayer - June 6, 1944

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bob emrich
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FDR's Prayer - June 6, 1944

President Roosevelt led the nation in prayer.

Listen to it here [url]http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/fdr-prayer.htm[/url]

My Fellow Americans:

Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest -- until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- [b]help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee [/b]in this hour of great sacrifice.

Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

[b]And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee[/b]; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keeness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment -- let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace -- a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

Thy will be done, Almighty God.

Amen.

oldfox
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It brought the nation together...can you imagine the uproar from the liberals today if prayer were used as it was then..its sad that this nation is not united as it was then.

bob emrich
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I wonder if today's liberals would be okay with such an act now.

LMD
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Unfortunately, I don't think liberals would tolerate such fervent, pointed prayer.
Especially not one which calls on the Lord's blessing to help us "prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. [and to] Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances."
Nor one which calls on the sacrifice of all citizens "to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces."

Bob, thanks for posting this powerful prayer. It's a good reminder for keeping our military personnel in our daily 'conversations' with the Father...

Beth O'Connor
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Nice prayer, to bad FDR was such a piece of crap.

LarryinAugusta
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[quote="Beth O'Connor"]Nice prayer, to bad FDR was such a piece of crap.[/quote]

I could not have said it better myself. By far the worst president ever!!

Jim Corr
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Piece of Crap?

By what standard are you judging FDR? I'm not a "new Deal" guy, but I don't even think that FDR himself could have imagined that his policies would create the welfare system we have today.

Beth O'Connor
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For one, he had radio transmissions intercepted and knew the Japaneses were going to bomb Pearl Harbor...he did nothing to evacuate even though he had the time...the piece of crap needed the war to further his agenda and bail this country out of a deppression that he himself exasburbated with his policy.

FDR was in bed with Joseph Stalin and embraced his socialist ideas which brought us to the New deal which in my opnion shattered the moral, economic and political fiber that this country was founded on.

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Not True Beth!

[quote="Beth O'Connor"]For one, he had radio transmissions intercepted and knew the Japaneses were going to bomb Pearl Harbor...he did nothing to evacuate even though he had the time...the piece of crap needed the war to further his agenda and bail this country out of a deppression that he himself exasburbated with his policy.

FDR was in bed with Joseph Stalin and embraced his socialist ideas which brought us to the New deal which in my opnion shattered the moral, economic and political fiber that this country was founded on.[/quote]

Do you also believe W knew about 911 and deliberately did nothing to stop it? :roll:

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[quote="Beth O'Connor"]For one, he had radio transmissions intercepted and knew the Japaneses were going to bomb Pearl Harbor...he did nothing to evacuate even though he had the time...the piece of crap needed the war to further his agenda and bail this country out of a deppression that he himself exasburbated with his policy.

FDR was in bed with Joseph Stalin and embraced his socialist ideas which brought us to the New deal which in my opnion shattered the moral, economic and political fiber that this country was founded on.[/quote]

If people like you are the only opposition in Berwick it's no wonder the area is willing to send someone as openly socialist (or even communist) as Rick Burns to represent them.

Okay, that was an unprovoked cheap shot. I can understand putting principles ahead of popularity. But don't expect to have a lot of friends outside AMG if you refer to people like FDR as pieces of crap.

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FDR's Prayer - June 6, 1944

Beth -

Kevin makes a good point.

Also, for what it's worth, if you say, instead, that FDR injected into the U.S. an unhealthy dose of socialism - we'll know what you mean.

skf

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[quote="Kevin Lamoreau"][quote="Beth O'Connor"]For one, he had radio transmissions intercepted and knew the Japaneses were going to bomb Pearl Harbor...he did nothing to evacuate even though he had the time...the piece of crap needed the war to further his agenda and bail this country out of a deppression that he himself exasburbated with his policy.

FDR was in bed with Joseph Stalin and embraced his socialist ideas which brought us to the New deal which in my opnion shattered the moral, economic and political fiber that this country was founded on.[/quote]

If people like you are the only opposition in Berwick it's no wonder the area is willing to send someone as openly socialist (or even communist) as Rick Burns to represent them.

Okay, that was an unprovoked cheap shot. I can understand putting principles ahead of popularity. But don't expect to have a lot of friends outside AMG if you refer to people like FDR as pieces of crap.[/quote]

I have had worse cheap shots taken and the point is well taken, thank you.

Unfortunately, FDR has been put on a pedestal in public schools for decades and most people are not aware of the harm that his policy's have had on Society. A good twenty years ago I started reading up on FDR...led down that path by my grandfather who served in the Navy and was a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack.
The Yalta Convention, where FDR met with Joeseph Stalin (and embraced him as a "fine Christian Gentleman") and a severly militairliy weakened Winston Churchill was the birth of The United Nations. We know the history of that. It is not just the New Deal that was "an unhealthy dose of socialism".

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, A critical examination of forgien policy of FDR and it's Aftermath, by Harry Barnes is a very enlightening book toward the real damage by FDR and his misconceptions.

The Roosevelt Myth as well as, As We Go Marching both by John T. Flynn describes in detail not only the fail policy's of FDR, but the cover ups by the Roosevelt administration.

The Menace of Roosevelt and his policy's by Howard E. Kershner and Day of Deciet: The Truth about Pearl Harbor by Robert Stinnett are other good, however disturbing reads.

Perhaps if our children were allowed to study these books and the previous decades of children going through school the painted picture of FDR would be different...I do think he would not be considered a hero.

Beth O'Connor
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Re: Not True Beth!

[quote="jjcorr"]

Do you also believe W knew about 911 and deliberately did nothing to stop it? :roll:[/quote]

No, I do not.

charlotte
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FDR's Prayer - June 6, 1944

Great prayer, great President.

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Thank God (oh the irony!) that America isn't where it was in the 40s where a prayer like this would be accepted.

Jim Corr
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[quote="_ _"]Thank God (oh the irony!) that America isn't where it was in the 40s where a prayer like this would be accepted.[/quote]

I thank God every day for the blessings this country has provided to me and my family. I thank God for the privilege of living in this great country and being able to publicly debate issues such as this on AMG. Unlike some, I am not afraid to take responsibility for the positions I take here! :P

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