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 National Day of Prayer ruling called 'egregious'

National Day of Prayer ruling called 'egregious'

A federal judge ruled April 15 that a statute that sets a day for the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, amounting to a governmental call for religious action.

The ruling, by U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb in Wisconsin, will not affect the 59th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6, though, because the ruling will not take effect until all appeals are exhausted.

"This is an egregious and revealing decision," Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said. "It shows the brooding hostility toward religion that exists at some levels of federal, state and local government in this country. ...

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 2010/4/17 11:48Profile

 Re: National Day of Prayer roots and champions.

Isn't it odd though, that each day the Congress of the United States is in session, there is a call for the Chaplain to pray, to open the session?

It was judicial activism that got us the hideous Roe vs. Wade abortion mandate. When anti-Christ has an equal voice to permit his rights as law, then it is just a matter of time.

On March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the following proclamation:

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

"Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.

!!!!!!And whereas it is the duty of nations as well

as of men, !!!to own their dependence upon the overruling

power of God, !!!to confess their sins and transgressions, in ...

.....humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that!!! genuine
repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.!!!!

And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war,

which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us,
for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People?

We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown.

But we have forgotten God.

We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and

............we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!

It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.

Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do, by this my proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th. day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several places of public worship and their respective homes, keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.

All this being done, in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings,

no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty seventh.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward, Secretary of State.

This began in 1775, when the Continental congress set about the foundations of the U.S.A.. They begged God for favor and wisdom.

"Oh, How the Mighty have fallen!"

 2010/4/17 12:09

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 Re: National Day of Prayer ruling called 'egregious'

Click on the link below. I was proud of Franklin Graham's comments regarding Isalm and the National Day of Prayer.

 2010/4/22 13:54Profile

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 Re: National Day of Prayer ruling called 'egregious'

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." (Proverbs 29:2).


 2010/4/22 16:25Profile

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