With each year of his presidency, Barack Obama "evolves" away from Christianity, as exemplified today in his proclamation. The sitting president is required, by law, to declare the first Thursday of May as the National Day of Prayer, and so this year, President Obama wrote of prayer as being a community activity for the benefit the participants, rather than the Christian belief that prayer is communication with (the one) God Almighty.
For background, read Pres. Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood and also read Obama's Pentagon Says Jesus' Command is a Court Martial Offense as well as Pres. Obama Denies Leading War Against Christianity
UPDATE 12/25/14: President Obama's Christmas: Behold, a Message is Born
UPDATE 2/6/14: President Obama, Hypocrite in Chief, Holds Prayer Breakfast
UPDATE 8/13/13: A Prayer to 'Lord Obama' For All His Blessings
-- From "Presidential Proclamation -- National Day of Prayer, 2013" posted at WhiteHouse.gov 5/1/13
Americans have long turned to prayer both in times of joy and times of sorrow. . . .
Prayer brings communities together and can be a wellspring of strength and support. . . .
. . . Regardless of religion or creed, Americans reflect on the sacredness of life and express their sympathy for the wounded, offering comfort and holding up a light in an hour of darkness.
. . . Today and every day, prayers will be offered in houses of worship, at community gatherings, in our homes, and in neighborhoods all across our country. Let us give thanks for the freedom to practice our faith as we see fit, whether individually or in fellowship.
The Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, has called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a "National Day of Prayer."
To read the entire proclamation above, CLICK HERE.
From "President Obama Calls on Americans to 'Reflect on Sacredness of Life' on Nat'l Day of Prayer" by Melissa Barnhart, CP Contributor 5/2/13
This year's 62nd National Day of Prayer honorary chairman is prominent California minister Greg Laurie, the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., and the speaker for the Harvest Crusades. The group's chairperson is Shirley Dobson, the wife of Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson.
"What do we pray for?" Laurie asked. "Well first of all, let's pray that our country turns back to God. America needs a spiritual awakening; let's pray that a revival will come to our shores again. With all that's happening in our country, the attack of the two young terrorists in Boston effectively bringing one of the great American cities to a standstill, we realize how much we need God's help. Let's turn to the Lord and ask him to bless out nation as we turn from our sins."
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.
Also read National Day of Prayer: Hidden Faith, or Public?
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