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William Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia

1684

 
 
William Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. William Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia Marker
Inscription.  
“And thou, Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province – named before thou wert born – what love, what care, what service and what travail, there have been to bring thee forth and to preserve thee from such as would abuse and defile thee.

Oh that thou mayest be kept from the evil that would overwhelm thee; that faithful to the God of thy mercies, in the life of righteousness, thou mayest be preserved to the end.

My soul prays to god for thee that thou mayest stand in the day of trial, that thy children may be blest and thy people saved by His power.”
 
Erected by Colonial Dames of America, Chapter II Philadelphia; Elise Willing Balch Memorial Fund.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1684.
 
Location. 39° 57.14′ N, 75° 9.793′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County
William Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 26, 2022
2. William Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia Marker
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. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Penn Square (Pennsylvania Route 611) and Market Street, on the left when traveling north. The marker is in the center courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Declaration of Independence Signators (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Philadelphia City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Welsh Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia City Hall Gates (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of several in or around Philadelphia City Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 1,138 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2. submitted on March 1, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 30, 2023