George Washington was a devout Anglican who read the Book of Common Prayer regularly and found strength in his Christian faith. As Commanding General, he issued this letter to the troops at Valley Forge in 1776:
The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice here to fore little known in the American Colonies, is growing into fashion. He hopes the officers will by example as well as influence endevor to stop it, and that both they and the men will reflect that we can have little hope of the blessing from Heaven upon our arms if we continue to insult It by our impiety and folly.
Likewise, we can hardly expect blessing upon our economy when we blaspheme all that is holy and murder our innocent before they are born.