Monday, April 22, 2013

Quote of the Week - Benjamin Franklin

"In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor. I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth - that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity." -- Benjamin Franklin

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

According to Benjamin Franklin, the persistent prayers of the American colonists during the American Revolution played a significant role in defeating the British troops.