Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tomorrow is National Day of Prayer

As a Christian family, we have really been burdened over the direction our country has taken. It saddens me that our President stated that "America is no longer a Christian nation." I don't think this is true, but if we don't take a stand and we continue to let our leaders do whatever they want, our country is going to change drastically, and folks, it won't be for the good. America will be destroyed, in many ways, from the inside and out.

Sorry if this offends you. I didn't write it to offend, however it is something I feel strongly about. And I feel like I wouldn't be doing my job as a Christian, if I didn't say so.

Tomorrow is National Day of Prayer. Our forefathers built our nation on Godly principles and I believe it is what has made our country strong. I've always been proud of that. As a matter of fact, the tradition of national days of prayer goes back to our very first congress and our first president. Just two days after members of Congress passed the First Amendment, they asked President George Washington to declare a national day of thanksgiving and prayer. In response to this request from Congress, President Washington, less than a week after passage of the First Amendment, issued just such a proclamation on October 3, 1789.



Will you join me tomorrow, Thursday, May 6th, in praying for our nation, its people, and for our leaders? Many are meeting at their City Hall at 12:20 p.m. (until 12:40) to pray, but even if you can't do that, you can still stop and pray right where you are. Standing together in prayer, we CAN make a difference. There is power in prayer. God's Word says so. Prayer is America's hope. One prayer...one heart at a time...we can change our nation.

"The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective." James 5:16

"The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those that trust in Him." Nahum 1:7

"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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

"May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you." Psalm 33:22

Thank you! God bless you all....and God Bless America!

~ Tammy ~

20 comments:

At Home With Amy said...

Very well spoken and written Tammy. Shame on our President in many ways for the "stupid" and yes I said "stupid" things he says and does. I will not judge him for his ignorance because one day he will stand before God and he will be held accountable. I will join you in prayer tomorrow while I'm working. Prayer does make a difference!!
Hugs,
AMY

Tiffany said...

Excellent post!! Thank you for the reminder. I am planning to set aside time to pray tomorrow.

Dan said...

What you said is very true! I too worry about the direction our nation is taking. I firmly believe in the power of prayer, and I will be joining you tomorrow! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

~Dan~

Lynn said...

Tammy, I agree with all that you've written here in your post today! I most definately will join you in prayer tomorrow..

Have a wonderful day!

Love & Blessings,
~Lynn

Carol said...

Wonderful post, Tammy! I totally agree with you. Thank you for speaking your heart.

Blessings,
Carol

Sherre said...

Excellent post! I agree with all you said, as well as those who have commented before me. Bless you all and God bless America!

Jan said...

My sentiments exactly!! You are definitely not alone in your feelings about this!!

BTW, my word verificationfor this post comment is "holy"!!! If that's not a sign, I don't know what is!!!

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Amen and Amen - I will join you tomorrow in prayer.

God protected us from the terrorist attack in New York and through him all things are possible.

Maxine

countercrafts said...

Thank you so much for your excellent blog post today. All I can say is "Amen" to everything you said. I will be joining you in prayer too. We are a Blessed Nation and we need to Pray, Pray, Pray for our country. Take Care and God Bless! Donna, gmills4@suddenlink.net

Angee said...

Well said...and yes I will be praying for our country and our leaders throughout the day tomorrow! Thanks for your well written words!
~Angee from homemakingmerryhearts.blogspot.com

Mom said...

Go Tammy! Love your Blog! I am a homeschooling mom, too. (Six kids, but we're older.) We want to adopt, too. Love your post on the National Day of Prayer. You can help call our nation to prayer by posting this prayer request to your blog's side panel.
<a href="http://nationalprayerbank.com/Widgets/gjjmqiucar/">http://nationalprayerbank.com/Widgets/gjjmqiucar/</a>

Our Homeschooling family created this website. :-)
May the Lord bless all you do to serve Him.

Many Blessings!
A Mom

Mel said...

Splendid post! this family is in agreemment, with everything you have expressed here.

Count us in...

Blessings,
Mel

Nancy M. said...

I will be praying with you!

colonialhomestead said...

Our nation is in trouble and it would be wise for us to pray. Are children are the next generation of this nation and we must set an example for them to follow. With out prayer all will be lost. God will heal our nation if we just humble ourselves and pray. His word is the same today as it was when he made this promise. If one woman can have the Bible taken out of our schools think of what God can do Thursday as we all humble ourselves and pray together.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Amen! I totally agree with you! And I will join you at 12:20 to pray for our country. I actually started praying last night and have been at it for quite awhile this morning.
Hope you have a great day!

Never So Simple said...

You go Tammy! I like when people stand up for what they believe in! It's 12:20 on my computer going to say a prayer.

Donna

Annie said...

Amen Tammy!!!! I totally agree with everything you said and I am also very afraid for our country!!! Thank you for such a wonderful post!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

An excellent post Tammy. Thank you for speaking the truth.
Blessings,
Marcia

Laura said...

Excellent post, Tammy!
I didn't have knowledge of this "National Day of Prayer" - I'm firmly convinced that many other Countries in the world would have to declare a national day like this!
Laura

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