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Day of fasting and prayer.

This day is recommended by the President to be observed as a day of fasting and prayer through out the Confederacy. We cannot doubt that, as on all former occasion of a similar character, secular business will be universally suspended and the temples of religion filed with devout worshippers. We are in the very crisis of our country's fate and it ever there was an hour when the soul of the Christian patriot should struggle with God as did the patriarch, and the prayers of faith should besiege the throne of Heaven, it is now. The same hand which has so wonderfully protected us in the past will carry us triumphantly through the future if we place our confidence in Him and do not offend Him by ingratitude for the past nor doubts of the future.

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