National Affairs: Prayer & Preparation

In the week before his inauguration, Dwight Eisenhower thought much about the passage in the Bible on which he wished to place his hand when taking the oath of high office. One morning at his Commodore Hotel headquarters, he remembered. He marked off II Chronicles, Chapter 7, starting with the 14th verse: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land . . ."*

Eisenhower wound up his dry-run presidential administration...

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