God Needs More Kneemail

Kenny Jahng —  2009/05/07 — Leave a comment

I recently wrote about this historic and officially government-mandated day today.

And it’s finally here! The National Day of Prayer, set as the 1st Thursday every May, is today when the nation prays together.

Last year, approximately 2 million people gathered across the country to pray as a collective group.

President Obama signed an official proclamation for today.

national-day-of-prayer-hope. . .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.

Today, The National Day of Prayer Task Force actually criticized President Obama for putting an end the annual public National Day of Prayer event held in the White House East Room for the past 8 years.  In fact, he didn’t even send a representative to the event — the first time in two decades that the White House did not officially participate with a representative.But on the flip side, the Obama administration is defending the National Day of Prayer in court.  Obama’s administration has joined forces with 31 Republicans and the American Center for Law & Justice (Christian legal defense group) to get a Wisconsin federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (12,000 member aetheist group) against the US government’s marking of the day.   Of course, this makes the issue a little complicated.

What does all this tell us? I believe it indicates we need to take today and lift up our prayers to God all the more.  Will you join me and take some time and devote it to prayer?

Yes, right now.  I’ll wait. . .

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Thanks for joining me today in stuffing God’s inbox with as much kneemail as we can send his way!

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