Abraham Lincoln Quote Dependence on God

It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God: to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon.

-Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation, March 30, 1863

Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation;

whom should I fear?

The LORD is my life’s refuge;

of whom should I be afraid?

-Psalm 27:1

Saint Basil the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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“Baptism is for the captives the ransom price, the remission of debts, the death of sin, the regeneration of the soul, a shining garment, an unbreakable seal, the vehicle to heaven, the public agent of the Kindgdom, the gift of adoption.”

-St. Basil (330-379) Homiliae, 13, 5