Now, although I’m sure that’s what this HONORARY CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER was thinking in this recent story, he should have kept in mind the rest of that all-encompassing scripture:
…I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
Hey, Zack. You get that? FOR THE GOSPEL. The National Day of Prayer was instituted by Christians and blessed by Congress. Now sure, if you are Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Zoroastrian or even a Scientologist, you can pray that day as well. More power to you. But if you are in charge of the NDP, keep in mind why this day has an impetus anyway. Since 1775, this day has been to focus on God, and uh… that Jesus guy.
But, in these – the ‘oughts’ – it’s not fashionable or modish to stand out in a crowd for Christ. So, we have to lay an egg and throw out some milquetoast prayer that is universal? Do you think a rabbi, an imam or an elder would have done that for a meditating church group nearby?! NO! So why should Christians be the kowtowing type on a day designated for prayer?!
Maybe it’s just me but when I talk to someone on the phone, I – at least – want to know that person knows my name. IJS.