A few historical examples of national days of public thanks-giving and prayer:
1952 – Congress established National Day of Prayer as an annual event by a joint resolution, signed into law by President Truman.
1988 – The law was amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.
There have been 134 national calls to prayer, humiliation, fasting and thanksgiving by the President of the United States (1789-2008).
There have been 56 Presidential Proclamations for a “National Day of Prayer” (1952-2008).
Illinois State Senate
90th General Assembly
Summary of SR0110
11/1/97-ISLAMIC COMMUNITY DAY
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Declares November 1, 1997 to be South Shore Islamic Community Center Day.
2009 – Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer while at the same time the government will begin taking land from seven property owners so that the Flight 93 memorial can be built in the form of a giant Mecca-oriented crescent!
Maybe Obama doesn’t want to pray publicly because if he did, people would see him on his knees, bowing toward Mecca. Remember that no president before Obama ever bowed before a foreign leader, let alone an absolute monarch and guardian of Mecca.
We were forewarned, but not enough people connected the dots…
On this National Day of Prayer, let’s talk about salvation…
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Obama’s concept of salvation is certainly not based on confessing with his mouth the Lord Jesus and believing in his heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead.
What Obama confessed was:
As a starting point, it means I believe in — that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and that I am redeemed through him.
Obama did not confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. And while Obama said Jesus Christ died (everyone dies), Obama did not say that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead (a unique sign that Jesus Christ truly is the son of God).
If you think this is not a big deal, try getting Obama to confess with his mouth, even a single time, “Jesus Christ is Lord”. The Bible says (emphasis mine)
Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
Obama didn’t say “Jesus is Lord”. Obama didn’t say that salvation depends on confessing with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believing in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead.
Quite to the contrary, Obama has said that individual salvation depends on something other than Jesus Christ. Obama has said that his individual salvation depends our collective salvation.
Please pray for our country.
Please heed these words:
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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.