Thursday, May 6, 2010

Listening From Heaven

President Harry Truman declared a "National Day of Prayer" in the United States on April 17, 1952 and President Ronald Reagan declared that day to be the first Thursday in May each year thereafter. Before the official declaration, President Abraham Lincoln designated April 30, 1863 as a day of "national humiliation, fasting and prayer” in the hope that God would respond by restoring "our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace."     I hope this is your prayer today.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2010, as a National Day of Prayer. 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, and I invite all people of faith to join me in asking for God’s continued guidance, grace, and protection as we meet the challenges before us. ~Barack Obama

God Bless America

Today is the National Day of Prayer in America. Let's PRAY for one another! Each of us, one for the other. What can it hurt, what harm can it cause? Let us remember those suffering from natural disasters, those who serve in our Armed Forces who risk their lives in the line of duty for our very freedom to make the world a safer place. Let us pray for the other nations and countries across the world, the lost, the hungry, the suffering, the poor, and the little children, men and woman; all people everywhere.

Thy Word
Our church, along with many others, is participating in a Bible Reading Marathon this week on the court house steps of our city. It began Sunday with non-stop around the clock reading, ending today with every word of the Bible being read, and ending with prayer on this National Day of Prayer.

Two stated intentions of the National Day of Prayer were that it would be a day when adherents of all great religions could unite in prayer and that it may one day bring renewed respect for God to all the peoples of the world.  Let’s celebrate that intention as it was proclaimed so many years ago, by praying for the good of our country and the world as a whole. Please join me, not only today but everyday.

"The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth."
~Psalm 145:18

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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."
~2 Chronicles 7:14

If you have any prayer requests, you are welcome to post them here and I promise you they will be shared by me with the Lord. God bless each and every one of you this day and everyday.




Source: From Wikipedia and other internet sites. 

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pat
te1904@msn.com

Thank you for sharing this today. May we each remember our country in prayer this day.

Cindy said...

National Day of Prayer..for me this always seem so strange..to Christians..we pray everyday..for others who don't pray..I don't know if they will even use this day. But to have a day set aside..it does make me proud to be an American..that Our country can still come together for prayer..That God will keep His promises to our nation..when we pray from our hearts...What a neat church you go to!!That is something that I would of participated in..I will pray today..I will pray for our families overseas..fighting for our freedoms..I will pray for the raveged flood areas.for the heartache they are facing and their losses..I will pray for my blogging friends and their families.
Thank you for sharing this day.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

jacqueline said...

i always pray for you my friend. have a lovely thursday.

Bev said...

so glad i traveled to your blog, i will be back again! thank you for posting this today...god bless

Christina said...

just beautiful! i absolutely love this.
xo

PinkInklings said...

Peace, Shalom and Amen

Cinner said...

I did not realize this day, god bless us all. amen....lovely post.

SE'LAH... said...

Joining in prayer...for all of humankind.

one love.

Sewn With Grace said...

Thank you for a wonderful post. I'm so thankful we can come to God in prayer, what a privilege.

Char said...

yes, i am joining in

amelia said...

today was an especially good day for prayer for me- when I feel as though I am up against challenges bigger than me, I can find my strength in prayer-lovely post.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Cora...your friendship has been an answer to my prayers.

I was strolling through the archives of my blog in search of recipes and found you had left comments that I had missed. It touched me to think you'd want to see my older posts and more so leave me with sweet notes.
It was a sweet surprise to have seen you there.

I hope you have a beautiful Mother's Day!
Sweet wishes,
Sara

Manda said...

Praying for you and with you, my sweet friend!!!
~Manda

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog Cora and the nice comments there and on my being featured on Gooseberry Patch today..so kind of you.
I agree with you here..we need to all be praying for our country and not only that, living right.
I have added you to my blog list and will follow your blog...come say hi any time :D

Cathy said...

Cora...I love this post!!! Very, very well done!!! Praise the LORD!

Angie Berry said...

Wonderful post! I LOVE that your church did a Bible reading marathon on the court house steps! That is so awesome!! I am so very thankful for intercessory prayer!