An American Covenant
By Robert Peck
July 31, 2023
When the expedition that founded Jamestown, Virginia, landed at Cape Henry, expedition chaplain Robert Hunt offered this prayer.
“We do hereby dedicate this Land, and ourselves, to reach the People within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant of Dedication remain to all generations, as long as this earth remains, and may this Land, along with England, be Evangelist to the World. May all who see this Cross, remember what we have done here, and may those who come here to inhabit join us in this Covenant and in this most noble work that the Holy Scriptures may be fulfilled.”
As I heard that prayer read aloud in church this past Sunday, it occurred to me that God has honored it. Most of the Bible printing, evangelizing, and mission work that has gone out around the world have come from America.
However, one may be tempted to look at America’s current political, moral, and spiritual ills and think Chaplain Hunt’s prayer has failed us and become a mere relic of history. I say quite the opposite.
The continued fulfillment of that prayer does not depend upon who is in the White House, the general morality of society, or even a majority of the population. The continued fulfillment of that prayer depends upon each of us who is willing to take it up and make it our own, praying:
“Lord, I join myself with Chaplain Hunt and those of his expedition in the covenant they made with you over 400 years ago. Regardless of what others may do, as for me, with the resources of the land that you put in my hand and under my power, I will mark this land deep and wide with the gospel of Jesus Christ and take the Kingdom of God to all the earth.”
Robert Peck began his political activism in the 1990s, first with the Ross Perot independent Presidential campaign, followed by the Republican revolution of 1994, then the Pat Buchanan Presidential primary bid of 1996, which lead to his acquaintance with former Nixon administration official, and Constitution Party founder, Howard Phillips. It was through Phillips, and involvement in the Constitution Party, that Bob was introduced to the principles of Christian Constitutionalism that have come to shape his political views.
Bob has been publishing political commentaries since 2008, facilitated local presentations of the Institute on the Constitution educational course, participated in organizing various political events and campaigns, and has served in the Constitution Party at both the local, state and national levels. Bob is a landlord in Spokane Valley, Washington, where he enjoys hikes in the woods and sometimes riding his motorcycle the long way home from church over the mountains and across the plains.
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