164. fast day in the South.
November 15, 1861, was observed by the rebels as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer.
The following is Jeff. Davis
by the President-A proclamation.
The Confederate form of Prayer.
The following is the form of prayer read in all the various churches and denominations throughout the Confederate States
on the Fast Day, November 15.
In the Jewish Synagogues
the name of Christ
Almighty God, the Sovereign Disposer of events, it hath pleased Thee to protect and defend the Confederate States hitherto in their conflict with their enemies, and be unto them a shield.
With grateful thanks we recognize Thy hand, and acknowledge that not unto us, but unto Thee, belongeth the victory; and in humble dependence upon Thy Almighty strength, and trusting in the justness of our cause, we appeal to thee that it may please Thee to set at naught the efforts of all our enemies, and put them to confusion and shame.
O, Almighty God, we pray Thee that it may please Thee to grant us Thy blessing upon our arms, and give us victory over all our enemies, wherever they may be.
Preserve our homes and altars from pollution, and secure to us the restoration of peace and prosperity; all of which we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Blessed Lord and Saviour, to whom, with Thee, the Father and the Holy Spirit, we will give all the praise and glory in time and throughout all eternity.
Amen and Amen.
--Atlanta Southern Confederacy
, Nov. 9.