Prayer can Restore Families - But Federal Court Strikes Down National Day of Prayer Statute

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled recently that a federal statute which established a National Day of Prayer violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Unites States Constitution. Since it was established by Congress in 1952, the National Day of Prayer has provided an opportunity for all Americans to voluntarily pray for our nation and our nation's families according to their own faith. But the Freedom From Religion Foundation claimed that the National Day of Prayer creates a “hostile environment” for nonbelievers and filed the lawsuit to abolish this religious event. This ruling undermines the underlying heritage of American families and American traditions that date back to our nation's founding.

Despite this ruling, President Obama, at the urging of the Alliance Defense Fund, will issue a prayer proclamation to allow Americans to pray together nationally. Read it at http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gd8532foDasi_HtAzi9JolkMVlqQD9F3O8N00.

ADF is a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding, and litigation. To support this move allowing American families to pray, visit this site to record your support - at http://www.savethendop.org/?ref=E0410E1A - before the appeal deadline of June 15.

The National Day of Prayer has been an important time to intentionally gather together in unified prayer before the Almighty in supplication for ourselves, our families and our country.


  1. Don't be ridiculous, why do we need a day of national prayer

  2. I do not know who posted before me since they chose to be anonymous but that comment alone is enough to spur the thought we do not have to have a NEED for a National Day of Prayer but it is something that we should want. Prayers of intercessions are one of the most important types of prayers for God to hear. You pray not just on your own behalf but on the behalf of others. You pray not just alone but you pray in a group. When we pray together and look to our father for answers, He hears our answers separately and collective.

    As usual, no one is asking a nonbeliever to do anything that they don't want to do but because we want to do something that establishes our faith as Christians we have to be anti-inclusive. It is because we are called to be a peculiar people and a holy nation. It is our faith that sets us apart in more ways than one. While our love for Christ compels us to want to share that love with others and with each other, we are not forcing anyone to do anything. We respect the "nonfaith" but there is a blatant lack of respect for ours.