The Patriots Daily Bites of American History:The Protestant Reformation Series 30, Volume 4:The Ten Commandments, The Bill of Rights and Washington’s Prayer





The Patriots Daily Bites of American History, The Protestant Reformation Series 30, Volume 4
Ten Commandments, Bill of Rights, Washington’s Prayer:
Written by the Finger of God, the Ten Commandments.

Kings of Israel2 Kings Chapter 17 verse 34-41 “Unto this day they do after the former matters. They fear not the Lord, neither do they walk after the statutes or ordinances (laws) which the Lord commanded the children of Jacob whom He named Israel, with whom the Lord made a covenant and charged them saying, ye shall not fear other gods nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them. nor sacrifice to them! Serve the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm. Him shall ye fear and Him shall ye worship and to Him shall ye do sacrifice. 

The statutes and ordinances and law and commandment which He wrote for you ye shall observe to do forevermore! Ye shall not fear other gods! The covenant I have made with you ye shall not forget. Do not fear other gods but the Lord your God shall ye fear and He shall deliver you out of the hand of your enemies. Howbeit they did not hearken but they did after their former manner. So these nations served their graven images, both their children and their children’s children, as did their fathers, so do they unto this day! “

1) Thou shalt have no other gods. 

2) Thou shalt not make unto Me any graven image. 

3) Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain. 

4) Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy (set apart for rest and family)

5) Honor thy parents

6) Thou shalt not kill

7) Thou shalt not commit adultery glasses emoticon 

8) Thou shalt not steal 

9) Thou shalt not bear false witness 

10) Thou shalt not covet.

The Bill of Rights: December 15,1791:

Amendment 1 “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Amendment 2 “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State; the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

Amendment 3 “No soldiers shall in time of peace be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner prescribed by law”

Amendment 4 “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated and no warrants shall be issued but upon probable cause supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched and the things to be seized.”

Amendment 5 “No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentment or an indictment of a Grand Jury except in cases arising in the Land or naval forces or in the militia when in actual service in time of war or time of danger, nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself; nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.”

Amendment 6: “In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”

Amendment 7 “In suits at common law when the value of controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States than according to the rule of common law.”

Amendment 8: Excessive bail shall not be required; no excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.”

Amendment 9 “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

Amendment 10 “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people.”

Washington’s Prayer

From George Washington’s Journal recopied by Steven Reese, Shelter Rock Ministries...”Battle Cry!”

Almighty God and most merciful Father who did command the children of Israel to offer a daily sacrifice of praise to Thee that they might glorify Thee for Thy protection both night and day. Receive, O Lord, my morning sacrifice I offer to Thee. I yield Thee my humble and hearty thanks that thou hast preserved me from the danger of the nights past and brought me to the light of this day and the comforts thereof. 

A day which is consecrated to Thine own service and for Thine own honor. Let my heart be so affected with the glory and majesty of it that I may not do my own works but wait on Thee and discharge these weighty duties required of me. Since Thou art a God of pure eyes and will be sanctified in all who draw near to Thee, who does not regard the sacrifice of fools, nor hear sinners who tread in Thy courts, pardon, I beseech Thee, my sins.

 Remove them far from Thy presence, as far as from the east to the west and accept of me for Thy merits of Thy Son Jesus Christ that when I come into Thy temple and compass Thine altar my prayer may come before Thee as incense and as You hear me calling upon You in my prayer, so give me grace to hear Thee calling upon me in Thy Word that it may be wisdom, righteousness, reconciliation and peace to the saving of the soul in the day of the Lord Jesus. 

Grant that I may hear it with reverence, receive it with meekness and mingle it with faith that it may accomplish in me, Gracious God, the good work for which Thou hast sent it. Bless my family, kindred, friends and Country. Be our God and guide for this day and forever.

For His sake who lay down in the grave and rose again for us. Jesus Christ, our Lord.


This is the end of Protestant Reformation series. Next in July (if you want) will be Raleigh's Heart Land...The Lost colony of 1590.

(to be continued)
To be Continued in the Next Daily Bites of History Series
In case You Missed our American History Series  On (American Revolution )
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