Our country has a long history of national days for prayer and fasting. Ever since the First Continental Congress gathered in 1775, our leaders have come together to seek the guidance of our heavenly father. At the draft of the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin declared, “The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men.”
When a country is in trouble, the first thing to do is to ask for God’s guidance. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed, “It behooves us … to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray to the God that made us.” Again, during WWII, President Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation in prayer, “As we rise each new day and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.”
It doesn’t matter who is calling for the day of prayer and fasting, as long as we are praying together. In this political correct time, nobody is allowed to step on anybody’s toes, which often leads to in-actions. I support Governor Rick Perry of Texas and the American Family Association for initiating the National Day of Prayer and Fasting on August 6, 2011. Even though, I want be able to travel to Texas, I will participate at home in the ritual.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
~ Edmund Burke, English statesman and author
Here is the link where you can register, if you want to participate:
http://theresponseusa.com.Obviously, there will be opposition for that event. Anytime righteous people stand up there will be disagreement. But this is a free country, so let the fight begin. I don't think the issues are division between church and state. This is the time where good and evil is separating like oil and water.
Even if you cannot travel to Texas, you can participate at home.Governor Rick Perry declared the date a “day of prayer and fasting for our nation’s challenges.” He goes on saying, “America is in crisis. We have been besieged by financial debt terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters.” The governor personally invited all other 49 governors to participate in the day.
Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day
March 30, 1863
Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.
Signed: Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America
This video has been added 2 days after the event on August 8, 2011: