Twelve of the original 13 states sent delegates to Philadelphia. (Rhode Island boycotted the Convention.)
Instead of rewriting the Articles of Confederation, they drafted the U.S. Constitution.
George Washington opened the Constitutional Convention,stating:
"The event is in the hand of God."
The 55 delegates who wrote the U.S. Constitution belonged to the following denominations:
2 Dutch Reformed,
2 Roman Catholic,
and Dr. Franklin, who called for prayer at the Constitutional Convention, June 28, 1787, stating:
"In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.
Our prayers, Sir, were heard and they were graciously answered.
All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor ..."
"I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God Governs in the affairs of men.
And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? ..."
"We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it' ...
I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel ...
I therefore beg leave to move -- that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business."
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Elva Cobb Martin is Vice President of the SC Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is a former school teacher and a graduate ofAnderson University and Erskine College. She has two inspirational novels published with Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas. Summer of Deception,a contemporary romantic suspense, and an historical romance, In a Pirate’s Debt. Both have spent time on Amazon’s 100 Best Sellers List for Women’s Religious Fiction. She has indie published a Bible study on Amazon, Power Over Satan, on the believer's authority in Christ.Decision, Charisma, and Home Life have carried Elva's articles. She and her husband Dwayne are semi-retired ministers. A mother and grandmother, Elva lives in South Carolina. Connect with her on her web site http://www.elvamartin.com,on Twitter www.twitter.com/ElvaCobbMartin; Facebook http://www.facebook.com/elvacobbmartin; and Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/elvacobbmartin Link to her romance novels and non-fiction works on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2pOgVHI