Today May 7, 2009 is National Day of Prayer. Since 1775, our country has set aside this day for ALL people of faith – regardless of their religion or creed – to come together as a nation to pray. Whether it’s a prayer of supplication, repentance or gratitude, we come together as a nation to pray.
What could possibly be wrong with that, that now, there is a lawsuit preventing us to observe that historic day and instead they want to stop the National Day Of Prayer?
How can you help preserve this day?
1) Watch this video and help spread the word about the importance of this vital privilege.
2) Send a note of encouragement to Shirley Dobson, chairperson of the National Day of Prayer Task Force and a defendant in the lawsuit.
3) Sign the petition to President Obama, encouraging him to continue this tradition of prayer
Sign the Petition to President Obama HERE: http://www.savethendop.org/
Here’s an article from Joyce Meyer:
America’s Prayer Legacy
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history.
The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation. It enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our Founding Fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call to us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people.
Like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this day has become a national observance placed on all calendars and observed annually across the nation—including Washington, D.C. In the past, local, state and federal observances were held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socioeconomic, political, and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation. At state capitols, county courthouses, on the steps of city halls, and in schools, businesses, churches and homes, people stopped their activities and gathered for prayer.
Let’s work together to keep America’s prayer legacy alive and well. We cannot allow this important national observance to be taken from us. If enough Christians will take the time to let their voices be heard, then our leaders will know that the National Day of Prayer is important to us and something that we want to continue.