Today is our nation’s National Day of Prayer but unfortunately the President, a professing Christian, did not see fit to participate in it other than to sign a proclamation, a legal obligation he has a President. The following is from CNSNews.com:
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama would issue a proclamation but that he did not plan any public appearances or meetings with religious leaders as President George W. Bush did each year of his administration.
I cannot tell you on how many fronts this offends me. I would like to offer a prize, a free personalized copy of my book “Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland” to the first person who posts a comment telling the Salt and Light Blog readers who said the following:
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!
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These words are so incredibly poignant and prescient they are stunning.
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