THURSDAY 5 May, 2016
National Day of Prayer
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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14
The National Day of Prayer is observed on the first Thursday of May. Throughout our American history days of prayer were a common occurrence. The United States Congress and different Presidents have signed proclamations calling upon the American people to pray. President John Adams in 1798 proclaimed, Thursday the 25th day of April to be observed throughout the United States of America as a day of solemn humiliation, fasting, and prayer.
Validating the importance of a day of prayer; another law was endorsed by President Harry S. Truman who stated:
…Whereas the Congress, by a joint resolution approved on April 17, 1952, has provided that the President "shall set aside and proclaim a suitable day each year, other than a Sunday, as a National Day of Prayer…Whereas I deem it fitting that this Day of Prayer coincide with the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which published to the world this Nation's "firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence"
In these evil last days we need to continue not only to pray, but fast. Will you implore the God of heaven to continue His Mercy and blessing on our great and beautiful country? Have you yet prayed and fasted for the next American President to be a man of faith and prayer? We need Him to be a strong godly leader. Our children and grandchildren cannot survive the future without God’s hand of protection and provision on America.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
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