Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day of Prayer

Today many in our country observe the National Day of Prayer. This is a day that President Truman first established as a national event and President Reagan later established on the first Thursday in May. I think it is really cool that we have a National Day of Prayer. That we live in a country where we have the freedom to gather and pray - pray for our country, pray for our leaders, pray for our families, pray for our enemies, pray for whatever God has put on our hearts.

If you would like to learn more about the National Day of Prayer, visit their website: They have a wide variety of information and resources - including today's Presidential Proclamation. An excerpt:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2009, as a National Day of Prayer. I call upon Americans to pray in thanksgiving for our freedoms and blessings and to ask for God's continued guidance, grace, and protection for this land that we love.

Agree or disagree with this man, this politician, this leader, but one cannot go wrong thanking God for His many blessings and our freedoms and asking Him to guide and protect our country. So, if you have not taken time to pray today, start there - thank God for what He has done for you; and then pray that He will continue to extend to us His eternal grace, guidance, and protection.
Rock on.

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