“Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may be then, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid, that on the occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust, and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the great Disposer of events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling-place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.”
While reading through this proclamation… I asked God to raise up a leader in our nation who would stand up and bring the entire nation to the knowledge of the Lord. A single proclamation that will set a day to Thank and praise the Almighty God will bring such great blessing to the nation. I hope we will have a special holiday here in the Philippines that will give us also the opportunity to praise the God who blesses us with many good things.