Servants' News

Nov/Dec 2001

God Mentioned in the Constitutions of
All 50 States of the Union

The flag of the United States of America

Alabama: “invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God”

Alaska: “grateful to God and to those who founded our nation… in order to secure and transmit succeeding generations our heritage of political, civil, and religious liberty”

Arizona: “grateful to Almighty God for our liberties”

Arkansas: “grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government, for our civil and religious liberty”

California: “grateful to Almighty God for our freedom”

Colorado: “with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe”

Connecticut: “acknowledge with gratitude, the good providence of God”

Delaware: “Through Divine goodness, all men have by nature the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their own conscience”

Florida: “being grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty”

Georgia: “relying upon the protections and guidance of Almighty God”

Hawaii: “grateful for Divine Guidance”

Idaho: “grateful to Almighty God for our freedom”

Illinois: “grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He has permitted us to enjoy and seeking His blessing upon our endeavors”

Indiana: “grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our own government”

Iowa: “grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of those blessings”

Kansas: “grateful to Almighty God for our civic and religious privileges”

Kentucky: “grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political, and religious liberties we enjoy”

Louisiana: “grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political, economic, and religious liberties we enjoy”

Maine: “acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the universe in affording us an opportunity, so favorable to the design; and imploring God’s aid and direction in its accomplishments, do agree”

Maryland: “grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty”

Massachusetts: “acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the great Legislator of the Universe, in affording us, in the course of His providence, and opportunity”

Michigan: “grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom”

Minnesota: “grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty”

Mississippi: “grateful to Almighty God, and invoking blessings of freedom”

Missouri: “with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness”

Montana: “grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty”

Nebraska “grateful to Almighty God for our freedom”

Nevada: “Grateful to Almighty God for our freedom in order to secure its blessings”

New Hampshire: “unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of conscience”

New Jersey: “grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure…”

New Mexico: “grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty”

New York: “grateful to Almighty God for our Freedom”

North Carolina: “grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations”

North Dakota: “grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty”

Ohio: “grateful to Almighty God for our freedom”

Oklahoma: “Invoking the guidance of Almighty God”

Oregon: “to worship Almighty God”

Pennsylvania: “grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance”

Rhode Island: “grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors”

South Carolina: “grateful to God for our liberties”

South Dakota: “grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties”

Texas: “Humbly invoking the blessings of Almighty God”

Tennessee: “to worship Almighty God”

Utah: “Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty”

Vermont: “to worship Almighty God”

Virginia: “…duty which we owe to our Creator… mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity”

Washington: “grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties”

West Virginia: “Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty… reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God…”

Wisconsin: “grateful to Almighty God for our freedom”

Wyoming: “grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties”

 

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