“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12)
NOTE: This is a follow up to Fr. Anthony’s 4th of July post, “A Call to Prayer” by Ben Franklin. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend that you check it out.
In Ben Franklin’s prayer at the Constitutional Convention, you could see that he was a man struggling to find answers. And he also knew that if he didn’t call upon the Lord’s help, they would have been right back at square one.
When I first read that prayer, I thought about America’s current struggles and thought to myself: “Every single word that Ben Franklin uttered can be said today.”
Franklin and the rest of the founding fathers were in a pickle. Their prayers and genuine cries for help to the Lord paved the way for the birth of a nation.
God truly blessed them. And in turn, they blessed God by injecting Him into the foundation of America.