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Thursday, May 01, 2008

National Day of Prayer- May 1st

Today was National Day of Prayer:


The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It
was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose it is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America's leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

I'm actually surprised the whole idea hasn't been assailed by the likes of the ACLU, but I'm sure some day that will happen.

And, although there has been some criticism, and rightfully so, that the day has been hijacked by evangelical Christians, I would invite those of all religions to take some time to pray for this great country, our leaders, our troops, and that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton do NOT become our next President!

8 comments:

Chris McClure aka Panhandle Poet said...

Every day needs to be one of prayer for our nation.

Karen said...

I particularly agree with the last of your post about the prayer we should all offer up! And, that all people of all religions should be encouraged to participate.

Dee said...

Well said ;-))!!

Incognito said...

PAN: I agree... and I do pray each and every day for our country.

KAREN: Yeah.. I know you are in agreement with my last statement. :-)

DEE: :-) I hope everything is okay in your parts, with the bad weather!

WomanHonorThyself said...

God bless you my friend!

Pat Jenkins said...

can we add mccain to our prayer list... just kidding....

Incognito said...

WOMAN: You too Miss Angel!!

As for you Peej.. :-) nope...he's growing on me.

Pat Jenkins said...

is that like a cancerous growth incog, or in a good way? (we make no light john mccain and his battle with cancer.)