National Day of Prayer 2010 Cancelled?

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Was the National Day of Prayer 2010 cancelled by President Obama?

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

Rumor says the National Day of Prayer 2010 cancelled by President Obama and will not take place on May 6 as planned.  According to Puggal, National Day of Prayer 2010 cancelled because President Obama is honoring the voices of atheists and certain others.

President Truman initiated the National Day of Prayer and it became a permanent practice under President Reagan and through the Bush presidency.  Purportedly Christians are upset about the National Day of Prayer 2010 cancelled.

Personally, I hope National Day of Prayer 2010 canceled is just a possibility or rumor.  Why does the National Day of Prayer have to be for Christians?  Can’t we all take a moment to share a simple prayer to our Maker?  Why does something simple have to get so complicated?

I respect the fact some people do not believe in religion or God but they are the minority.  Perhaps a vote should be taken, as we do with other important issues in this country.  Further, nobody is REQUIRED to participate in the National Day of Prayer.  Those who don’t wish to be part of it, do not have to be.

With natural disasters at an all time high and human nature at an all time low, I think a National Day of Prayer would be a positive practice.  For a little while, we can all humble ourselves and join together to heal this land.  How can that be a bad thing?  After all, we are one nation under God.

Do you agree with National Day of Prayer 2010 cancelled or do you think this is a terrible time to take away a moment of prayer?

Please feel free to comment or share your own thoughts at Gathering4Jesus.

Have a beautiful, blessed day!

Here is a YouTube video of America from National Prayer Day 2006:

 

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