Today is National Day of Prayer

“The National Day of Prayer Task Force’s mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family”. {go to their official website}.

Who Declared May 1st 2008 National Day of Prayer?

Your President Bush issued a Proclamation on Tuesday April 21, 2008 declaring today the 2008 National Day of Prayer.

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

“America trusts in the abiding power of prayer and asks for the wisdom to discern God’s will in times of joy and of trial. As we observe this National Day of Prayer, we recognize our dependence on the Almighty, we thank Him for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us, and we put our country’s future in His hands”. Keep reading {full text}.

What ashame this day surrounds controversy – but it’s prayer – involving everyone personal choice of religion – which will always render different beliefs and different interpretations and meaning.

National Day of Prayer sure sounds like a day when the nation should come together as one, but just like everything else in our Nation this wasn’t all inclusive either. It was not for all religions or people, merely for those who identify themselves as ‘Christian’. Sad isn’t it?

The National Day of Prayer Task Force, a group linked to Focus on the Family excluded clergy representing Catholics, Jews, Muslims and other faith traditions. JewsOnFirst.org made an effort and if I used Christian terminology – extended an olive branch for peace and unity. Their offer to pass the baton was denied, access not granted.

I guess a ‘Family that Prays Together’ doesn’t include a ‘Nation that Prays Together Will’ (what ?).

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Filed under Politics in The Pulpit, President George Bush, religion, Separation of Church and State

2 responses to “Today is National Day of Prayer

  1. I pray dumbya disappears
    I pray dumbya disappears
    I pray dumbya disappears
    I pray dumbya disappears
    I pray dumbya disappears

    I pray I wake up and it turns out dumbya was just a bad dream. If it’s not a dream I pray dumbya gets a brain, a conscience, and arrested and convicted for all his crimes.

  2. Heya! From your prayers to the Universes ears.

    Happy May 1st to you….

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