Tuesday, May 05, 2009

National Day of Prayer on Thursday

Here is the link to National Day of Prayer.

The event's evangelical character earned it a White House welcome during President George W. Bush's eight years in office. But Brian Toon, vice chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, says to date, there's been no mention of a White House observance being held this year.

According to an article this past week in the Colorado Springs Gazette, advocacy groups for so-called inclusive dialogue on faith in America are "trying to break what they perceive as the organization's monopoly on the event."

One group that has been leading this and promoting the event with GWB for the past 8 years. But prayer is universal and the White House can still support prayer without any group. The anti-prayer groups such as the left is controlling Mr. Obama's policies and Mr. Obama is staying away. Who knows but he is silent. Prayer is universal and anyone can participate if they choose.
Here is the history of the 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 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.

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