Let Us Pray
An Invocation for the September Camp Meeting
Heavenly Father, we gather tonight in the shadow of General Robert E. Lee who said, “My reliance is in the help of God.” We think also of General Stonewall Jackson who said, “Duty is ours; consequences are God’s.”
In Your providence You guided these two great Generals, as well as thousands of others, to sacrifice dearly for freedom, liberty, and justice. They realized that any attempt to pin the States in the Union with the blade of the bayonet was a violation of the fundaments principles for which the Revolution was fought in 1776.
In this present hour the brilliance of our Confederate heritage shines brightly. It seems we face the same types of challenges our Confederate ancestors faced 150 years ago. We will say, as they said, The Lord is our refuge and strength. We will maintain and defend our heritage.
In the name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
A Benediction for the September Camp Meeting
On this night, Heavenly Father, we honor those who labored to preserve the government of our fathers with the determination to defend individual freedom, the right of self-government, and individual self-determination.
As we go from this place let us do so lifting the banner of truth before a country in desperate need. We ask of you O God Your continued blessing, strength, and guidance.
In the name of Christ our Savior. Amen.