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Father, we pray that, as William Penn prayed, You would make America into an example to the nations. Bless this land, Lord, and let this "Holy Experiment" proceed!
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We can all agree that the chaos, lawlessness, civil disobedience, and strife we see in our nation and around the world, need a solution. But to whom do we turn? Many voices clamor for our attention, offering the ‘wisdom of man’ (Jas 3:15; Col 2:8). What we require, however, is God’s solution – His wisdom and principles of governance. Enter Healing Tree International and William Penn’s Proclamation for Peace and Unity.

[T]he leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations. (Rev 22:2)

“There may be room for such a Holy Experiment, for the nations want a precedent and my God will make it the Seed of a Nation, that an example may be set up to the nations, that way we may do the thing that is truly wise and just.”

–William Penn

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you. (Mt 28:19-20)

We can all agree that the chaos, lawlessness, civil disobedience, and strife we see in our nation and around the world, need a solution. But to whom do we turn? Many voices clamor for our attention, offering the ‘wisdom of man’ (Jas 3:15; Col 2:8). What we require, however, is God’s solution – His wisdom and principles of governance. Enter Healing Tree International and William Penn’s Proclamation for Peace and Unity.

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This organization, in partnership with other local and international organizations, are seeking to awaken William Penn’s original vision for the United States of America – his vision granted by God in Christ Church, Oxford – of a Holy Experiment, the Seed of a Nation, described in the quote above.

William Penn—America’s Grandfather

William Penn had a supernatural encounter with God in his teens, at Christ Church, Oxford, where God essentially downloaded to Penn the vision for the Holy Experiment and the seed of a nation founded on godly governance. Penn was told that he would “set captives free.” Little did he know then that these would be captives imprisoned on the grounds of religious persecution and that he would become a defender of religious liberty.

Penn envisioned a sort of parliament of nations where principles of peace and justice could help solve international disputes as well as an international court where biblical principles could enforce just laws. He is certainly our founding grandfather as his writings, written one hundred years prior to our Constitution, formed its framework.  Thomas Jefferson said of him, “William Penn was the greatest lawgiver the world has produced, being the first, in ancient or modern times who has laid the foundation of government in the pure and unadulterated principles of peace, reason, and right.”

In Penn’s Charter of Privileges, written in 1701, he wrote, “I do hereby grant and declare, That no Person or Persons, inhabiting in this Province or Territories, who shall confess and acknowledge One almighty God, the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the World; and profess him or themselves obliged to live quietly under the Civil Government, shall be in any Case molested or prejudiced, in his or their Person or Estate, because of his or their conscientious Persuasion or Practice, nor be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious Worship, Place or Ministry, contrary to his or their Mind, or to do or super any other Act or Thing, contrary to their religious Persuasion.” One of Penn’s famous quotes declares, “If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him.” He insisted that people must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

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Using Penn’s Principles to Inform Government Today

Through these God-given principles of government, Dr. Abby Abildness, CEO of Healing Tree International, and others seek to ‘disciple nations’ and bring God’s wisdom to uphold our God-given freedoms in Pennsylvania, in other states of the Union, and then to the world. Dr. Abildness believes we are in a Kairos moment for Penn’s prophecy to come to pass. “Politicians are awakening to the validity and power of Penn’s vision to heal the nation and bring a new birth of freedom. Pennsylvania, the womb of the nation, is the Keystone State, with God-given keys for her healing and restoration. We desire to get it into the hearts of ‘We the People’ to be awakened themselves and enter into the healing and restoration of our nation and the nations.”

Healing Tree International puts into practice William Penn’s peace and unity founding governance principles. In fact, Dr. Abildness and her husband, Jim, are in the midst of establishing a Penn United Nations Peace Council. Dr. Abildness has just returned from London, England where she met with several European UN diplomats who see potential in Penn’s principles for bringing about the ‘healing of the nations.’ Dr. Abildness is also the Pennsylvania State director of the legislative prayer caucus and leads the Global Apostolic Prayer Network of over 88 nations. She is state leader for the Pennsylvania Apostolic prayer network, a regional leader over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Maryland.

Healing Tree International is currently filming a documentary, Penn’s Seed: The Awakening, which will be released for Penn’s birthday, October 14, 2022.

July 1, 2022, A Historic Event

IFA joins Dr. Abildness in praying for all Americans to catch this vision and for as many as possible to join an historic event on Friday, July 1, 2022, either in person or via live stream. Abby believes that this model could even help avert the chaos some are predicting.

Dr. Abildness, along with Representative David Zimmerman and Senator Chris Dush, and other legislators of the government of Pennsylvania, are holding A Celebration of Penn’s Proclamation for Peace and Unity in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, PA from 10am-11:30 pm on July 1. Gubernatorial candidate Senator Doug Mastriano will also present at the event. They will read and sign a proclamation based directly on Penn’s writings as a declaration of the intentions and governing principles for the state of Pennsylvania.

These passionate influencers desire to reawaken the “Holy Seed” of Pennsylvania “which, from the beginning and by Penn’s design, was a complex Society of people of different ethnic, racial, and economic background dwelling peaceably. This model of diversity then became the basis for the American melting pot” (from Penn Proclamation of Peace and Unity).

Senator Mastriano has stated publicly that he desires to be the governor who brings Penn’s vision alive legislatively. He has determined that on day one of his term as governor he would bring executive orders to restore these basic freedoms in Pennsylvania. These legislators will be joined by legislators from ten other states, and any others able to come to Harrisburg to witness and take part in this historic event.

As IFA intercessors, we can partner with this event by praying for Penn’s vision to come to full fruition for such a time as this. No matter where we live in the U.S., these principles undergird our nation’s founding and Constitution, and constitute a blueprint from God’s heart for our future. While worldly voices clamor for attention, let us have ears to hear what God is saying to the church in the U.S.: Let the Holy Experiment succeed, and the Holy Seed come forth!

True godliness does not turn men out of the world but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.” William Penn

Essential Details

Signing of the William Penn Seed of a Nation proclamation
Friday July 1, 2002
10-11:30 AM
Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA

Please register for your FREE tickets HERE.

Click to read the Proclamation text.

If you cannot join in person, you may sign the proclamation electronically at: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/penn-proclamation-for-peace-unity

Important related events

If My People . . . New England is hosting events all weekend at Gettysburg, PA. It is the 169th anniversary of the Gettysburg battles.

Friday July 1, 2022
9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Prayer tour on Gettysburg battlefield.
Each stop includes discussion of  history and a time for prayer.

Saturday, July 2, 2022
12-3 PM
Eisenhower Hotel, Gettysburg, PA
If My People prayer event
Powerful time of prayer and healing for our nation. Join people from all over to be intentional about prayer.  This event will be livestreamed on YouTube Hidden Manna Ministries channel.

How are you praying over this event? Share this article to raise awareness!

Author Lori Meed is an IFA intercessor who shares her wisdom and intercessory insight on Pray with Others LIVE. Join us Tuesdays at 12:15 pm ET for a time of praying together for God’s purposes in our nation, covering the top issues and prayer needs from Headline Prayer. Photo Credit: Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

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PA Bluebird
June 30, 2022

We pray that confirming William Penn’s Proclamation on the steps of PA’s Capitol steps in Harrisburg on Friday will be an act rededicating Pennsylvanians commitment. May it be a peaceful event and commitment blessed by our Lord.

Jane Shaughnessy
June 29, 2022

If Penn’s and the Founding Fathers’ ideals were based on godliness, how did we have slavery in this nation? It’s the biggest hypocrisy and until we admit it and make reparations for it, we should NOT be an example to other nations.

Maria M Fillyaw
June 29, 2022

I pray God’s blessing and grant us wisdom and strength in the name of Jesus!!

Lori Evans
June 28, 2022

New Jersey here standing with Pennsylvania not only as neighboring states but in the Lord for all that William Penn prayed and proclaimed. We come in agreement with all the prayers lifted up for this Nation to Return back to God! MayThe Keystone State unlock the door for God to move and May God clean out the corruption and wickedness from The Garden State and May every state see a Mighty Move of God that He May be Glorified once again in America 🇺🇸 In Yeshua’s Name Amen 🙏🏼

June 28, 2022

Praise God for the synergy of the ages! We are in agreement with William Penn’s prayers, as we intercede for America today.

    Rebecca Thornton
    June 29, 2022

    Yes! The synergy of the ages. Amen and amen!!!

Zoe Ella
June 28, 2022

I look forward to the documentary. I pray it can be aired on PBS, to reach a larger audience.

Valorie Eddy
June 28, 2022

One of my ancestors was part of Penn’s holy experiment that arrived in this nation. I am thrilled to hear that this is happening and I join my prayers with so many others that this will come to fruition fruition. That this seed will grow and mature. That Pennsylvania will become the Keystone state in restoring this nation to God’s peace.

Melvin Westerman
June 28, 2022

Lori, a prayer group co-member is currently in Oxford Engl making a documentary on Penn’s time there before he was expelled for his beliefs. If you want more info I will contact her for you.

Nancy Berkey
June 28, 2022

I wish I could go. I live in Pennsylvania only 2 hours from Harrisburg but have no way to get there. I pray for Mastrioni to win for governor of PA and this is implemented not only in this state but the entire United States.🙏☦️

Bill Shaw
June 28, 2022

Thank you for joining PA in prayer. This is another opportunity to witness how the hand of God has been uniquely at work in our beautiful land, just as it has been where you are in the United States of America or internationally. Remember, Galatians 3:16 reminds us that the object of our faith goes beyond William Penn or any human leader/tradition, to the “seed” who is Christ. Please pray with us that Jesus is made known abundantly through this gathering and its fruit, as well as the other activities of His people all around our state.

Marsha Bashor
June 28, 2022

And in our country as a whole!

Marsha Bashor
June 28, 2022

Heavenly Father I lift our state of Pennsylvania to you for a complete cleansing of all evil and deception and corruption. And bring William Penn’s original thoughts and prayers and vision
for our state to fruition, help this weekend of July 1 to take hold
in all of the peoples hearts and in our state government. Bless the ones who are participating in this Holy Experiment event at the PA Capitol in Harrisburg , Dr. Abildness, Senators Doug Mastriano, Chris Dush and Representative David Zimmerman and others, and their families, and all Pennsylvanians, that they would want to have this implemented once again in PA. Bless and protect this event. Your will be done, In Jesus’ name, Amen

Joyce Neeley
June 28, 2022

“The Lord will lay bare HIS HOLY ARM in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of OUR GOD.”
Is. 52:10

Brian lynch
June 28, 2022

It is terrible how far we have morally disintegrated from the founding vision of William Penn. How desperately our nation needs to return to this kind of thinking. Lord Jesus, let the be a Great Awakening in our nation, the likes of which we have never experienced before. Change hearts, convict people of their horrible sin, and bring them to repentance. In Jesus’ mighty name.

June 28, 2022

Awsome. We all should be daily prayer warriors! Our nation is one nation under God, in the visible, with liberty and justice for all!!! Everyone should read this!

    Mrs D
    June 29, 2022

    i appreciate “in the visible” as well as “indivisible.”

Allena Jordan
June 28, 2022

Father, we thank You so much for moving in the “Keystone” state with this petition. This is a key that is unlocking a shut door. That door will now be opened by You, a door which no one can shut. We humbly ask that Your peace and Your unity will permeate the hearts of all people in this nation. All glory and praise to You. Amen.

Elaine Heistad
June 28, 2022

Thank you for making this great information available Satan is very much afraid as history teaches us great truths from the past. I’m Canadian, living in USA and your history makes sense to what this great leading nation of th d world does. GOD BLESS AMERICA as a healing nation.

John Riddle
June 28, 2022

This vision and prayer of William Penn was the Psalmist’s prayer in Psalm 67:
* An appeal to Heaven for the prosperity of the Old Testament Church of Israel (vs.1)
* An appeal to Heaven for the conversion of the Gentiles (i.e., the lost) and bringing them into the Church (vss. 2-5)
* A prospect of happy and glorious times when God shall do this (vss.6-7).
Jonathan Edwards believed that Almighty God would bring about a worldwide revival described here in Psalm 67 before the coming of the Lord. It’s my prayer and vision also, for it’s the only true and lasting solution to the world’s problems.
Thank you for this historical reminder of what God can do and what I believe He will do just as He answered William Penn’s prayer.


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