Millions Plan to Celebrate 60th National Day of Prayer on May 5th

Liberty Alerts, Liberty Counsel

On May 5, 2011, millions of Americans will be celebrating the 60th National Day of Prayer across the United States. Liberty Counsel’s President, Anita Staver, will join Vonette Bright, the wife of the late Dr. Bill Bright, other leaders such as singer Ginny Owens and Joni Eareckson Tada, who serves as the 2011 Honorary Chairman of the event’s task force, at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. for the event’s national observance. Mat Staver will be delivering a keynote message at the Lynchburg, Virginia National Day of Prayer.

The theme of this year’s National Day of Prayer is “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” which is based on Psalm 91:2, which states, “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Americans are encouraged to join local events across the country celebrating the National Day of Prayer.

During these times of instability within our nation, we must all remember our founding principles. Join America in praying for our political leaders, armed forces, law enforcement officers, those who oppose the United States, and those who support the United States. We must give thanks for the freedom we enjoy in this country, and praise God for everything that He has provided for us as a nation.

This year’s National Day of Prayer follows a unanimous ruling by a federal Court of Appeals upholding the commemoration against a challenge from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The court ruled that the organization had no standing to challenge the National Day of Prayer. This event dates back to 1775 when the Continental Congress annually designated a day of prayer even before we became a nation. Congress officially enacted the commemoration into law in 1952.

Michael Calhoun, Director of Communications for the National Day of Prayer Task Force said, “Since the days of our founding fathers, prayer has been an indispensible part of our heritage. We must remain faithful in our commitment to intercede on behalf of our nation, and its leaders, especially at this challenging time.”

Mathew Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, commented: “America was birthed in the midst of prayer and has been sustained by the grace of God. The most effective response to the churning waves of uncertainty

Used with permission of Liberty Counsel.

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