from Shirley Dobson, NDP Chairman
On Thursday, May 3rd, all across our nation in church events and public venues from coast to coast, hearts and hands will be joined together for the 56th Annual National Day of Prayer.
This year’s theme, “America, Unite in Prayer,” comes from the promise the Lord gave us in II Chronicles 7:14:
“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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Who could object to this great idea, a non-denominational day of prayer for this nation? Abraham Lincoln called for a national day of prayer, and even in the midst of a bitter civil war, Americans responded. Until now, when we are involved in the bitterest civil war ever; the culture war. The war against the cuture of death. Here is the response of the governor of my state.
From the sponsors of the National Day of Prayer: Focus on the Family.
"We want to make you aware of a slap in the face the governor of New York has delivered to people of faith all across the country.
Gov. Eliot Spitzer – who just a few days ago promised to sign a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in his state, should one land on his desk – apparently has refused to sign a proclamation supporting Thursday’s observance of the National Day of Prayer. The governors of the other 49 states have already issued such proclamations, acknowledging the need for America to unite in prayer.
Won’t you take a minute or two – no matter what state you live in – to let Gov. Spitzer know what you think about his refusal to acknowledge the National Day of Prayer? Remind him that this country was founded as a Christian nation – and he will insult and offend millions if he continues down the path he is on."
You may reach his office at: (212) 681-4580.