All content, of both the original and this blog, is written from my point of view and is my opinion. I believe it to be accurate at the time it is written. ~ Kyle Prast, Brookfield resident since 1986

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

National Day of Prayer: Meet at City Hall Plaza flags, Thursday, May 7, 12:20pm

This coming Thursday is the 58th annual National Day of Prayer in America. All across the country people of faith will be gathering around the flag poles at schools, city halls, and other public places to pray for our country and leaders. Some events are well organized; some are just a generic invitation to meet at your city hall flag pole from 12:20 to 12:40 pm.

From National Day of Prayer Task Force Chairman, Shirley Dobson:

[The] theme for this year's event is Prayer...America's Hope! It is based on Psalm 33:22, which says, "'May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You."

This is an extremely critical time in America's history. From economic pressures, to the ongoing threat of terrorism, to the unraveling of our culture's moral fabric, many people are dealing with a deep sense of uncertainty and apprehension.

I have attended 2 of these at Brookfield's City Hall Plaza* and found them to be an encouraging experience. Hope you will venture out and join me in praying for our country.

If you do not feel comfortable praying corporately, please do not let that stop you from participating. If you are a person of faith, I think you will be uplifted whether you pray aloud or silently for our nation and leaders. This is not a denominational event, just a meeting of people of faith who care about our country.

2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us, "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."

This year, the National Day of Prayer is being threatened by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. (By the way, the Constitution does not guarantee the freedom FROM religion; they guarantee the freedom OF religion.)

The Alliance Defense Fund is fighting this suit. They have a petition drive on their webpage Save the National Day of Prayer where you can contact President Obama: Sign the petition for President Obama They just announced, "The Obama administration announced that the president will sign a proclamation for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday."

I hope I see you at City Hall Plaza.

*Note: Meeting at City Hall Plaza is NOT a City of Brookfield activity. It is just citizens exercising their right to free speech in a public place.

Practically Speaking, Fairly Conservative, Betterbrookfield, RandyMelchert, CNS News, Jay Weber, Mark Levin, Vicki McKenna Jay Weber, The Right View Wisconsin, The Heritage Foundation

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