Today is the National Day of Prayer. The administration’s spiritual advisor has renamed it the national day of reason, which makes about as much sense as targeting for court-martial our military members who are Christians. Yet both are happening, which proves that our nation needs prayer more than ever and so do our citizens who condone these actions.
Going back to our founders, John Adams declared that our Constitution depends on religious freedom. It is, after all, the reason that many braved the trek and the United States was formed. To avoid religious persecution. And yet now, we see seeds of persecution forming, as with our military’s freedom of religion being infringed upon blatantly.
If you want total reliance on the government, God is an obstacle. Historically, getting God out of the way has paved the way for government reliance and created some of the most vicious dictators in the history of mankind.
I could go on, but honestly see no need. There isn’t a soul who hasn’t seen the attacks on faith, religion, spirituality, or the social decline present in everyday life. I will say that history proves that path leads to pain and destruction, and for far too many death. Look it up.
So if you are aware of the shifts in our collective but remain or have become enlightened, I don’t have to tell you that that your country needs you today. You know it. And if you’re asking what can I do–I’m just one person–I’ll give you a powerful answer: pray.
Our founders knew the power of prayer. Read their comments on it. Jefferson bluntly stated that without God a nation couldn’t continue to exist. Think about that. Think about the tiny percentage of people in the world who are actually free. Decide what you want. Reliance on government or freedom.
And if you’re so inclined, pray for our country. For it is as it has been: our National Day of Prayer.
Few doubt we need it.
Believers know we need and crave it. The physical and emotional sides of human beings are incomplete without the spiritual. It’s how we’re created, it’s how we function. Think, balance.
Throughout the day today, as you’re able and willing, pause and pray. Send your 411 request. It resolves our 911. And please remember our military. By oath, the members of it are prohibited from speaking for themselves. We rely on them for our physical safety. They need to be able to rely upon us for their spiritual safety.
It’s our National Day of Prayer. That it is being blotted out again this year, and the National Day of Service failed to replace it, let’s make sure the National Day of Reason fails, too. Prayer is an expression of reason. Today, I will pray for our nation and our military. I will also pray for our leaders, who seem unfamiliar with our national principles or fail to grasp the power harnessed in them.
I hope you will join me.