Tomorrow is “The National Day of Prayer”. Allow me to encourage you to take advantage of this freedom that has existed in America since 1952. Ever since then, “The National Day of Prayer” has been an annual event held on the first Thursday of May. This designated day was enacted by the United States Congress when they asked all Americans “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. Traditionally, the President of the United States issues an official “National Day of Prayer” proclamation each year and President Obama has done so since his first day in office.
However, the constitutionality of the law that established the “National Day of Prayer” has been constantly challenged by various atheist groups such as the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). In fact, In April 2011, a three-judge panel of a federal appellate court ruled that FFRF lacked standing, and, without addressing the law’s constitutionality, unanimously overturned a previous court’s ruling that it was unconstitutional. FFRF immediately appealed the decision.
So, once again I would like to encourage you to take advantage of this freedom that has existed in America since 1952. Find a public gathering that is offering up prayer on behalf of all Americans and pray for this “one nation under God”.