Thursday, May 6, 2010
Today is the 59th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer, and if we ever needed prayer as a nation, it certainly is now. Nonetheless, if there has ever been an assault on prayer, it's also now. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb recently declared the observance unconstitutional, and the Obama administration appealed that decision. Who would have thought we'd reach a time when prayer was deemed unamerican? As this issue is pending, the observance went on, with people meeting everywhere calling on the name of the Lord and lifting up this nation.
As we did last year as well, some people from my church, Rock Solid Church, met outside our courthouse to exercise our First Amendment right and release the power of God. We spent an hour proclaiming the name of Jesus as the name above all names, crying out to God for His hand to cover America, and declaring that this is still "one nation under God." Our expectation remains in Christ, and our dependency is on Him. Now is not the time for judges to foolishly limit the expression of faith in God. Now is not the time to walk away from God. Now is the time to return to Him. He is, still, America's only hope.
I agree with Governor Palin's tweet yesterday, in which she quoted President Reagan:
Nat'l Day of Prayer tomorrow."America needs God more than God needs America.If we're not nation under God we'll be nation gone under"-Reagan
It boils down to this: we certainly need God to bless America, but more importantly, it's time for America to bless God.
Below are a few pictures of today:
Click here to read my write-up and see pictures of Rock Solid members seeking God last year on the National Day of Prayer.