Unless I have missed something, no call for prayer has come from the Biden White House during this time of national and international crisis. Even after 12 Marines were killed today in the midst of the turmoil in Afghanistan, there is still no call for the nation to pray. 

Why not? Such an official prayer call from the White House would not be unusual. It would, in fact, be the American thing to do.  

From the very beginning of our Republic, presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump have called on the nation to pray in times of national distress. During the seven-year Revolutionary War, no less than 15 calls for days of prayer, repentance, and fasting were issued by the Continental Congress.

The historian, William Novak has said, In all moments of imminent danger, as in the first Act of the First Continental Congress, the founding generation turned to prayer” (Hyatt, 1726:The Year that Defined America, 109).

Could it be that this White House is too smug and proud to pray? Could it be that President Abaham Lincoln’s assessment of America at the time of the Civil War describes this White House? In proclaiming a day of prayer and humiliation for April 30, 1863, Lincoln included a stinging rebuke, saying,

We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us (Hyatt, 1726:The Year that Defined America, 185)!

Perhaps we should not be surprised by this prayerless White House since it has officially embraced atheism. In 2019 the Democrat National Committee (DNC) unanimously passed a resolution affirming atheism and declaring that neither Christianity nor any religion is necessary for morality and patriotism. In other words, the Democrat Party has officially declared, “We don’t need God.”

I call on President Biden and leaders of the DNC to renounce the above resolution and acknowledge our need for Divine assistance by issuing a call for a national day of prayer at this time of national and international distress.

This article is derived from Dr. Eddie Hyatt's book, 1726: The Year that Defined America, available from Amazon and his website at www.eddiehyatt.com. He is the founder of the "1726 Project" dedicated to educating America about her godly roots in the 18th century Great Awakening. He can be contacted at dreddiehyatt@gmail.com.



Young girls await in fear the arrival of the Taliban in Kabul

I feel heartsick about the tragedy unfolding in Afghanistan, particularly for the women and girls who are about to be subjected to the most brutal forms of Sharia Law. It is a travesty that should never have happened.

While many will be debating the logistical decisions made by the president that led to this catastrophe, I want to discuss the moral and theological decisions in America over the past 60 years that I believe have played a primary role in this disaster.

The tragedy in Afghanistan can be traced to America’s secularization of its culture and armed forces. You cannot defeat ideas with bullets. Ideas must be defeated with better ideas. The Sharia Law to which the Taliban are fanatically committed must be challenged with more than tanks and bullets

Early Christianity defeated the mighty Roman Empire without swords, chariots, or spears. They defeated Rome with a message—the Gospel message that Paul said is infused with power to change lives (Romans 1:16).

Christian missionaries, sailors, businesspeople, and soldiers alike shared the Gospel message everywhere they went, and mighty Rome finally bowed its knee to the message of the Cross of Christ. Ancient, pagan Rome was defeated by a message—the Christian message.

In a similar way, 245 years ago, a ragtag army of American colonists, lacking armaments and supplies, defeated the most powerful army on the planet and brought into existence a new nation. They were able to do this because of the transcendent Christian ideals for which they fought. The historian, William Novak, has said,

[George] Washington knew his only hope lay in a profound conviction in the hearts and daily actions of all his men that what they did they did for God, and under God’s protection (Hyatt, 1726: The Year that Defined America, 114).

Washington, therefore, issued an order stating that each day was to begin with prayer led by the officers of each unit. He also ordered that, unless their duties required them to be elsewhere, every soldier was to observe “a punctual attendance of Divine services, to implore the blessing of heaven upon the means used for our safety and public defense.” He also expressed his desire that, “Every officer and man will endeavor so as to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier” (Hyatt, 1726: The Year that Defined America, 114).

Those early Americans believed they were fighting a just war for the ideal of God-given Liberty and that God would, therefore, fight for them. This internal belief in an ideal and cause bigger than themselves gave them the courage and fortitude to overcome tremendous obstacles and win the fight against a more powerful opponent.

Fast-forward to the 21st century. A secularized American army was sent to Afghanistan without a message for the Afghanistan people. The troops were given sensitivity training and told not to share their Christian faith with the people of Afghanistan including the troops whom they would be training.

Billions of dollars were spent, and thousands of lives sacrificed, to equip and train the Afghanistan people in the use of guns, tanks, and planes. They did not, however, equip them with a message or ideal that would give them the internal fortitude and commitment to fight for the freedom of their people.

With no ideal higher than their own personal comfort, the Afghanistan army wilted and ran when the U.S. pulled out its troops and the Taliban advanced. Their bullets were no match for the Taliban’s devotion to an Islamic ideal, be it ever so wrong.

What if American military brass had allowed the troops who were Christian believers to share their faith with the Afghanistan people while going about their duties. What if they had allowed Christian social groups, such as Samaritan’s Purse, to help the distressed Afghanistan people in the name of Jesus Christ?

I know my leftist friends will scream that this is colonialism. Not it isn’t! It is freedom to share truth that will lift people and change their lives for the good.

I want the best for people and so did George Washington, which is why he encouraged some Delaware chiefs, with whom he met after becoming president, to embrace “the religion of Jesus Christ.” He said,

You do well to wish to learn our arts and our ways of life and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are (Hyatt, 1726: The Year that Defined America, 172).

Indeed, America’s founding generation believed that it was Christian principles and morality that would lead to happiness for both the individual and the society. That is why Thomas Jefferson took money from the federal treasury to pay for a Christian missionary to the Kaskaskia Indian tribe and to build them a chapel in which to worship.

It is why John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence, wanted the entire earth to hear and embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He expressed this in a Prayer Proclamation he issued while Governor of Massachusetts. In the 1793 Proclamation, he exhorted the people,

That with true contrition of heart we may confess our sins, resolve to forsake them, and implore the Divine forgiveness through the merits and mediation of JESUS CHRIST our Savior . . . and finally, to overrule all the commotion in the world, to the spreading of the true religion of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, in its purity and power, among all the people of the earth (Hyatt, 1726: The Year that Defined America, 173).

The recent attempts to export American-style democracy to other nations, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, apart from any connection to Christian faith and morality have proven futile. America's Founders would say that such efforts are futile because true liberty cannot be had apart from Christian truth and morality.

It is time for all Americans to revisit our founding principles of faith and freedom. Otherwise, we will see even more tragic calamities unfold in the days ahead.

This article is derived from Dr. Eddie Hyatt's book, 1726: The Year that Defined America, available from Amazon and his website at www.eddiehyatt.com



Parents protest transgenderism and Critical Race Theory
 at the Loudoun County, VA School Board Meeting

Back in June, I sensed the Holy Spirit saying that “a populist uprising is coming to America.” I had a sense of the meaning of “populist” but decided to look it up since it is not a word I use. I was presently surprised by what I discovered. “Populist” refers to people—to common, everyday people.

I then knew that “populist uprising” merely referred to common, everyday people arising, praying, taking a stand, and letting their voices be heard. Since that time, I have seen parents flooding school board meetings to protest the introduction of Critical Race Theory and transgenderism into their schools. I have seen black fathers and husbands marching in protest against the anti-police activists in their community.

A video just went viral of a young teacher, who identified herself as “a follower of Christ,” taking the members of her school board to task for introducing transgenderism and Critical Race Theory into the school district. She then resigned on the spot and encouraged parents to put their children in private schools.

This Was the Vision of America’s Founders

The U.S. Constitution begins with the words, “We the people.” The Founders envisioned a nation governed, not by monarchs, oligarchs, or professional politicians, but by the people through their elected representatives and by making their voices known in all sorts of public venues.

Because they wanted a government of "we the people," the Founders instituted the First Amendment to the Constitution. This Amendment guarantees, not only freedom of religion, but also freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and the freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances. 

However, the Founders knew that a government of "we the people" could only be maintained by people of a certain certain moral and religious character. They all agreed that only Christianity provided the intellectual and moral underpinnings for the kind of government they were implementing. John Adams made this clear in a 1798 speech in which he said,  

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.

This is the Time to Arise and Shine

Thomas Jefferson said, “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” In other words, where the light does not shine, darkness prevails. When “we the people” are silent, evil gains the upper hand.

You can be a part of this “populist uprising” by praying and then letting you voice be heard. The time for silence is over. “We the people” must make our voices heard. It is our duty as Christians and our right as Americans. It is what Jesus was referring to when He said, "Let your light shine . . . " (Matthew 5:14-16).

I encourage you to begin now to pray, along with thousands of others, for another Great Awakening to roll across our land like a giant tsunami wave. I encourage you to join the “populist uprising” by “speaking the truth in love” and letting your light shine into every dark corner, remembering Isaiah 60:1-3 where God exhorted and promised,

Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD shall arise over you and His glory will be seen upon you. Gentiles will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising.

 This article was derived from Dr. Eddie Hyatt’s latest book, Abolitionist Founding Fathers, available from Amazon and his website at www.eddiehyatt.com.



In Psalm 27:13, David wrote, I would have lost heart, unless I had believed to see

the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. I too would would have lost heart except that, beginning eleven years ago, a series of providential encounters began that have restored my hope and reassured me that God is not through with America.


Eleven years ago, I had given up hope of America ever seeing another great, national spiritual awakening. I thought God was through with America and I had decided to focus my attention on other areas of ministry. Then everything changed when I had a life-altering encounter with the Almighty.

I had seen and experienced “revival” from the time I was a child. I recall my parents taking me and my brothers to the great tent revivals of the healing evangelists in the 1950s. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and called to preach the Gospel during the great Charismatic Renewal of the 1970s. I participated in the Word of Faith revival of the 1980s and the revivals of Toronto and Pensacola in the 1990s.

These were all legitimate works of the Holy Spirit. However, I observed so much man-made hype and fake manifestations as to cause me to lose heart that America would see another genuine Great Awakening that would revive the churches of America, impact the culture, and stem the tide of secularism and false religion that was flooding the land.

Then one Saturday in the summer of 2010 I got in my car to make a 2-hour drive from Tulsa to the Oklahoma City area where I was to speak in the Sunday morning service at an area church. As I pulled onto the highway, and with no expectation of any such thing happening, I suddenly felt that I was enveloped in God’s presence.

At the same time, my mind began to be flooded with thoughts of hope and faith that America “could” see another great, national spiritual awakening. So intense was the experience that I was hardly aware of my surroundings as I drove. I could hardly wait to check into my hotel and began writing down the thoughts that were flooding my mind and heart.

I arrived at my hotel and quickly checked in. Then for another five hours I sat on the bed with my notebook pc on my lap as God’s presence continued to flood my heart and mind. I praised God and wrote until the presence of God lifted and I fell off to sleep.

There were two major truths that were indelibly inscribed on my heart and mind from that encounter. First of all, my hope was restored that America “could” see another great, national spiritual awakening that would alter the course of the nation. I clearly saw that God was not through with America.

Secondly, I saw, for the first time, that there was a direct bearing of the First Great Awakening on the founding of America. I had studied and even written about the Great Awakening, but for the first time I saw that it directly impacted the founding of this nation. I saw that revival is in America’s national DNA.

Out of that experience I wrote the book, America’s Revival Heritage, which we published in 2012. However, even as we marketed this book, I was being providentially led to more resources that confirmed the fact that America was birthed out of the First Great Awakening and that God had a Divine plan for this land.

After the first printing sold out, I made plans to publish an updated second edition. However, so much new material had come into my hands that, as I wrote, I realized it was an entirely new book. In 2014, we published Pilgrims and Patriots with the subtitle The Radical Christian Roots of American Democracy and Freedom.

During the summer of 2019, I began experiencing a deep stirring to take the research I had already done and add a chapter on slavery. I knew that in this new book I was to show that the Great Awakening had a direct bearing, not only on the founding of America, but also on the ending of slavery on this continent.

As I began this new project, I was amazed at the resources that providentually came into my hands. These were resources that were exactly what I needed to make the case about the Great Awakening and the ending of slavery.

While working on this new project, I read about the NY Times’ 1619 Project in which they were “reframing” America's history and claiming that 1619, when the first African slaves were brought to these shores, was America’s true founding, not 1776. They presented America as being defined by 1619 and therefore racist and corrupt at her core and in need of fundamental change.

My response was “No! No! America was not defined by 1619! America was defined by 1726!” 1726, of course, was the year the Great Awakening began.

Although I originally thought that this new book would be a second edition of America’s Revival Heritage, there was so much new material about the Great Awakening and the anti-slavery movement it ignited, that I realized it was an entirely new book. So, in December of 2019 we published 1726 with the subtitle The Year that Defined America.

This past summer (2021) I sensed a deep desire to take the chapter on the Great Awakening and slavery in 1726 and expand it into a small book that documents how America’s founders turned against slavery at a time it was accepted and practiced in most of the world. It seemed appropriate in light of the vicious attacks on America’s founders and so Abolitionist Founding Fathers was published in June of this year.

Out of these experiences, I have established the “1726 Project.” This is not an organization, but an idea and movment to educate America about her overt Christian roots in spiritual awakening. This historical knowledge, along with Biblical promises such as II Chronicles 7:14, becomes a solid foundation for praying for another Great Awakening to roll like a great tsunami wave across this land.

I have hope this will happen for God has assured me that He is not through with America.

Dr. Eddie Hyatt is a revivalist, historian, and ordained minister with 50 years of service as a pastor, teacher, and professor of theology. His books are availabe from Amazon and his website at www.eddiehyatt.com. To schedule him to speak at your church or event, send an email to dreddiehyatt@gmail.com.



In his blockbuster new book, American Marxism, Mark Levin warns that Marxist ideology has now permeated every facet of American society, including the educational systems, the media, corporations, Hollywood, and politics. He obviously touched on a deep, felt need for the book shot to #1 on Amazon before it was ever released.

That America is deeply concerned was confirmed in a recent NPR poll in which people were asked if they thought that American democracy was “alive and well” or “under threat.” Sixty-seven percent of the respondents said they believed American democracy to be “under threat.”

Marxism Requires Atheism

This battle for the heart and soul of America is spiritual in nature, which is why the answer does not lie with the White House, but with God’s House. The greatest weapon against the Marxist agenda is a genuine, national spiritual awakening wherein the masses renew their faith in the God of the Bible. This would spell the end of Marxism in America for Marxism cannot exist without atheism.

Karl Marx himself arrogantly declared, “The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness.” In other words, for Marx, abolishing faith in God was a necessary component for securing “real” happiness through his communist system.

In Marxism, the state is god and the people are made wards of the state. They must look to the state for healthcare, childcare, homecare, and their every need. Christians and their faith in God are perceived as threats to such a Marxist, statist vision because their trust is in the living God, not the state.

The god of Marxism is a jealous god and will tolerate no rivals. This is why Marxist regimes, whether the Old Soviet Union, or Mao’s China, or Castro’s Cuba, have all been hostile toward people of a genuine, living faith.

Marxism and Atheism in America

Over the past 60 years, we have seen this same hostility arising toward people of faith in America. The forced removal of crosses and Christian symbols from public venues and the banning of prayer and Bible reading from public schools are clear signs of this atheistic trend. The secularizing of Christmas with nativity scenes being banned from public properties and Christmas trees being called “holiday trees” are more clear indications that America is being groomed for a socialist/atheistic society.

It is, therefore, not surprising that in 2019 the Democrat National Committee (DNC), the voice of the party of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Nancy Pelosi, unanimously passed a resolution in which they affirmed atheism and declared that neither Christianity nor any religion is necessary for morality and patriotism. 

Since not a single Democrat leader has expressed opposition to this party resolution, their individual expressions of faith must be interpreted as mere window-dressing. It is another sign that America is being pushed toward an atheistic, Marxist society.

We Must Have a Christian Awakening

Yes, I believe Marxism will be defeated, but not at the White House. Marxism will be defeated at God's house. What will turn the Marxist dream for America into a nightmare is a Christian awakening wherein America’s national motto is renewed—a motto from earlier and more faithful times that simply reads, “In God We Trust.”

When faith in God is awakened, people are set free from dependence on government. Their faith is now in a higher Power. They want government, not to nanny them, but to protect their God-given, Constitutional rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Let us, therefore, ask God to renew our own personal faith and then ask Him to visit this nation once again with another Great Awakening. Such an Awakening will renew Christian faith, hope, and love and be Marxism’s worst nightmare.

If you want to know what a Great Awakening might look like, get copies of my books, 1726: The Year that Defined America and Abolitionist Founding Fathers.

Dr. Eddie Hyatt is a revivalist, historian, and Bible teacher with over 50 years of ministerial service. His books are available from Amazon and his website at www.eddiehyatt.com. To schedule him to speak at your church or event, send an email to dreddiehyatt@gmail.com.