Thursday, May 6, 2010


I listened to one of those "Freedom From Religion Foundation types" (FFRF) on TV saying the day is unconstitutional because the government cannot tell her to pray.

I wish I could tell her that NO ONE IS TELLING YOU TO PRAY! Just as Mother's Day is for mothers, National Day of Prayer is for those who pray --not for those who choose not to. There is no coercion or denial of liberty here.

There is no establishment of religion, but national respect for religion in general which includes prayer. "God, Bless America!" is a prayer --and a song by a Jewish man, Irving Berlin. You don't have to all become mothers on Mother's Day; you don't all have to become prayers on Prayer Day.

Where is the common sense and the respect for religious free expression in the FFRF? and the ACLU and the mis-named People for the American Way? They would take away the freedom of free exercise of religion in public places and by public figures. That's just plainly Un-American, unconstitutional, and counters the reality of the best aspects of our history.

National Day of Prayer Today

Some of us will be at the flag pole at the Springfield Twp Bldg. on Angola road –the sheriff’s station, from 12: 20 to 12: 40, in conjunction with the American Family Association's challenge to "Meet at City Hall," and the Focus on the Family's promotion of a presidential task force for this day --which task force has largely been ignored and messed with by Obama administration behind the banning of evangelicals who were scheduled to speak, like Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse and Tony Perkins of Family Research Council. Obama is not having a service at the White House as his predecessors did. He'd be wise to join one at the Capitol.

Join us.

Wherever we are, let us all...

  • Pray especially for our nation, our leaders, our elections
  • Pray for help with our oil spill and other natural disasters around the globe.
  • Pray that hearts will turn to God and return to Him in repentance and desire to know Him and serve Him.
  • Pray for religious freedom and moral decency to prevail in our nation.
  • Ask God to help us be part of the solutions and not the problems of our nation.
  • Pray that the Church and the Christians will be faithful to proclaim CHRIST, crucified, risen and coming again –to the world.
  • Pray for the needy and sorrowing that they will receive aid and comfort.
  • Pray for our men and women in armed services.
  • Pray that the Church will pursue Holiness over hedonism, purity over pleasure and show the world that Christ is alive in His church as we demonstrate His love to each other, to neighbors, relatives and enemies.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

While Jesus recommended private prayer rather than praying for the purpose of being seen by men (with pride), He also says this:

19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18: 19-20

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible


Jeanette said...

We're obviously on the same wavelength. I was going to quote II Chronicles 7:14 in this comment.

Jeanette said...

I pray that we will see at least one more great revival in this country and in the world before the Rapture.

When my husband and I pray together (he doesn't pray aloud usually, so I pray and we hold hands)when I ask it in the Lord's Name and say Amen he always squeezes my hand a couple of times.

We did this just the other day while praying for our little girl who is the daughter of the Youth Minister in our church. She has a very aggressive form of brain cancer and was having tests run that day at that time.

Yesterday, little Belle got home to her house after she and her mother spent over six months at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

From reading the Caring Bridge site it was quite a happy reunion.

steve said...

I was agreeing with you the first couple of paragraphs, but then you had to turn it into a blatently false attack against President Obama, when these are the Facts: From the Washington Pose:

"Congress established the National Day of Prayer in 1952. But last month, a federal judge in Wisconsin declared that the government's observance of the event is unconstitutional, calling it "an inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function."

The ruling angered many in the faith community.

The Obama administration has decided to appeal the ruling. And as he did last year, President Obama issued a National Day of Prayer proclamation: "I call upon the citizens of our Nation to pray, or otherwise give thanks, in accordance with their own faiths and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings."

The facts are, most secularists are alarmed at Obama's religiosity!

And then you go on and talk about President's Bush's policy when the historical facts are, the whole "Faith Based" program was a fraud thought up by Karl Rove to attract Christian moralist voters. The guy who ran it, David Kuo" wrote a book about the whole fraud:

Barb said...

Steve, I know all about the Freedom from Religion Foundation's case against the gov't saying this day is unconstitutional --and Obama has not given the day the attention that others before him did by having a service at the White House. I know that the administration was the defendant in the case and lost the case.

What I printed is all true about the military rescinding invitations to 2 evangelical leaders to speak --why? because they had said politically incorrect things in public about Islam and gay marriage. So, Obama's liberal people are behind the rescinding of the invitations --and the cooperation with the Focus on the Family Task force.

I said nothing untrue here. I knew he declared the day --how could he not?

steve said...

"Focus on the Family"

Isn't that the group that is connected to the Family Research Council Baptist Pastor that just returned from Europe with his "Rent-a-Boy" gay lover in tow?

George Rekers is the leading proponent of the idea that you can cure the gay out of the gay man! Maybe he was in Europe with his "Rentaboy" doing research eh?


I posted about this on microdot's blog.. There's a pathology involved here.

Barb said...

So this made you laugh, Steve? I never heard of this man --nor this story--until you pointed it out here. I feel SO bad about it and for the man --whom the prostitute says did not actually have intercourse with him --but he played with fire, evidently.

See my next blog topic.