By Mary Cook
Fort Bend Co. Coordinator for 2011 National Day of Prayer
Prayer is where we touch the heart God. Our forefathers recognized it. Will our children?
In 1863 during the dark days of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln called for a National Fast Day for Prayer and one hundred years later the Supreme Court forbids our children to pray in schools.
In 1775 the first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer to the colonies to pray for guidance from God to form a nation where their children could live free. Two hundred years later that formed nation makes it legal to kill those children in the womb.
2011 is the 60th anniversary of President Truman declaring the National Day of Prayer and signing its observance into law. Last year a Wisconsin judge ruled a Nation Day of Prayer unconstitutional.
Our nation, through the prayers and sacrifices of our forefathers, was purposed to be a light for the freedom to worship and glorify God. Our light is now darkness as we export unrighteousness to the nations through our media and policies.
Only two nations have been purposed to show the glory of God – Israel and America. Our nation was purposed to glorify God at its discovery 1492 by Christopher Columbus – his prayer and stated purpose, at Jamestown 1607 at the first landing – their prayer of thanksgiving and dedication, the pilgrims on the Mayflower in 1620, and countless other convocations by the people, pastors, priests, and political leaders.
The same rod of discipline God brought against Israel is being brought against America. Ten years ago at 911, God removed our hedge of protection for one hour and we watched the televised death of nearly 3000 of our peaceful citizens. We continue to experience the demise of the things we worship instead of God.
God warned US. Did we hear? Will we respond? We are at war and this war is real and the weapons of our warfare are real – Prayer. We need to fall on our faces before a Holy Awesome God in repentance.
One day is not enough, but the National Day of Prayer is a day recognized nationally to assemble together across denominational lines before our city and county governments and pray that our Almighty Awesome God relents, and revives, and restores our land.
Encourage those you influence to support in prayer and by participation the ten
county observances of National Day of Prayer. We pray for Families, Churches, Schools, Businesses, Government, Media, and the Military. Plan your own National Day of Prayer event for the first Thursday in May – May 5th.
Bring your children.
The 60th Annual National Day of Prayer “A Mighty Fortress is our God” is May 5, 2011.
Missouri City-City Hall- -10:00 AM-
Meadows Place City Hall- -10:00 AM
Sienna Brushy Lake-Pavilion-10:00 AM
Sugar Land Town Square- 12:00 noon
Simonton City Hall-12:00 noon-
Arcola-City Hall- -3:00-PM
Fulshear City Hall- -7:00 PM
Stafford City Hall- – -7:00 PM
Katy Merrell Center -7:00PM
Fort Bend County Courthouse-7:00 PM – Richmond / Rosenberg
Organize NDP events at your church, business, school, and community.