The following prayer was written by the Reverend Samuel Doak at the Sycamore Shoals muster in Tennessee in the year 1780, as 900 civilians made ready to march against the British on King’s Mountain. Ultimately, 1400 civilian woodsmen without a single regular army officer in attendance, were involved in the decimation of the British forces on King’s Mountain. Cornwallis was forced to retreat, the tide of the Revolutionary War was turned, and a despot’s power came to an abrupt end soon after.
The prayer worked in good stead to bring about victory against a tyrant who thought himself to be “the law of the land”, 234 years ago. Let it be the prayer of the contemporary American patriot once again, as we go about disassembling a lawless, rogue government that has been responsible for American pain and suffering.
This nation will not now or ever be, the USSR, North Korea, China, Cuba or Kenya…so says the Conservative Collective.
“Almighty and gracious God! Thou hast been the refuge and strength of Thy people in all ages. In time of sorest need we have learned to come to Thee – our Rock and our Fortress. Thou knowest the dangers and snares that surround us on march and in battle. “Thou knowest the dangers that constantly threaten the humble, but well beloved homes which Thy servants have left behind them.
“O, in Thine infinite mercy, save us from the cruel hand of the savage, and of Tyrant. Save the unprotected homes while fathers and husbands and sons are far away fighting for freedom and helping the oppressed. “Thou, who promised to protect the Sparrow in its flight, keep ceaseless watch, by day and by night, over our loved ones. The helpless woman and little children, we commit to Thy care. Thou wilt not leave them or forsake them in times of loneliness and anxiety and terror.
“O, God of Battle, arise in Thy might. Avenge the slaughter of Thy people. Confound those who plot for our destruction. Crown this mighty effort with victory, and smite those who exalt themselves against liberty and justice and truth. “Help us as good soldiers to wield the SWORD OF THE LORD AND GIDEON.”