(Reported By Eddie Hyatt) How could the ragtag American colonists face the mighty British war machine that was at its peak of power and dominance? They found the answer in prayer. As the Catholic scholar, William Novak, says, “In all moments of imminent danger, as in the first Act of the First Continental Congress, the founding generation turned to prayer.”

The First Congress Opens With Prayer

The first meeting of the First Continental Congress took place on September 5, 1774. Delegates traveled from as far north as New England and from as far south as South Carolina to discuss how to deal with the growing British oppression. They were particularly concerned that British troops had occupied the city of Boston and closed its port. CONTINUE