National Day of Prayer

Today is a National Day of Prayer. And no, Google doesn’t have a special logo for this one, either.

And in San Francisco, they don’t like the fact that this day is dominated by Christians.

The day has been taken over by evangelicals,” said Robert Boston, a spokesman for Americans for Separation of Church and State, which is organizing an alternative event in Oklahoma City featuring several different denominations. “It’s legal, as legal challenges to it in the past haven’t been that successful.”

The reason: The National Day of Prayer events are organized by a private organization, not the government.

Might have something to do with the fact that three quarters of Americans say they’re Christian. But hey, I’m just going out on a limb there.

5 thoughts on “National Day of Prayer

  1. I stopped the Church chapel today to pray. They had a table of literature just outside the chapel. I picked up several things, one was a pamphlet called “From the Oval Office – Prayers Of The Presidents” by Dr. Larry Keefauver. It reminded us that throughout U.S. history, the Presidents of the United States have been leading our nation in prayers for peace and protection. It quoted Abe Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, FDR, Rutherford Hayes, and George Bush as a few examples. These men,(as well as other founding fathers), understood the importantce of biblical principles in establishing a stable and secure government and helped make American the longers ongoing constitutional republic. Our nation was founded on prayer and it will continue to stand strong with prayer! GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE!!


  2. Is there someone other than evangelicals who should be taking the lead on this?

    And what exactly would be an “alternative event” on a National Day of Prayer?

    Do they all get together and not pray?

    Do they pray that the prayers of those awful evangelicals are not answered?



  3. “Some events will have counter-prayers. Mark Thomas, president of Silicon Valley Atheists, will protest an event outside San Jose City Hall holding a sign that says, “Praying is Begging.”
    I wonder if on judgement day he’ll still call it begging?????


  4. Diane, it’s only been the last few years that I felt that being secular and being atheist were the same thing, an all-out assault on Christianity. Pagans and wiccans are fine, just not Christians. Pointing out our history of the United States under God will slow down the history revisionists who will insist that God had no role in our country’s history.

    Vox, I think praying that prayers are not answered means they are still praying. If that’s what they want to pray for, I’ll support that. At least they’re praying. 😛


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