National Day of Prayer

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  1. tinytim

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    I was just wondering who among us participated in the National Day of Prayer today?

    We had a ceremony at our courthouse..
    The High School choir sang, the High School band played, and I got to pray for our local officials...

    Now here is the debating part since it is in the debating section...

    The vicar of the local Lutheran church prayed for the federal gov.
    The COG pastor prayed for the State Gov.
    I prayed for local Gov.
    And a High school student prayed for the school system...

    Go ahead fire away at how unholy I am because I was "ecumenical' today..

    BTW.. I thanked God for the gospel in my prayer, and made sure I was specific to thank Jesus for dying and rising again for my sins...
    And I ended "in Jesus Name"

    So go ahead fire away...
    How many participated?
     
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    unfortunately (and probably more my bad than anything else) I didn't realize that was today.....

    .........and not to shock the socks off anyone, but I don't think you were really being ecumenical. You were an invited guest at another group's function and they asked you to pray for it! Amen!

    I guess we sort of did participate in some festivities today......we had a big Thursday night church soul-winning kick-off tonight, and my husband and I went out together. We talked to the mom of some of our bus kids and got to give her the plan of salvation. Although she didn't get saved right then I do think that she might have gotten it taken care of on her own later. Either way, we gave her our numbers so she can call.
     
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    The funny thing is, I just showed up, and the guy organizing it... (a friend of mine that is a pastor at a brethren church) asked me to....

    I counted it as a privilege.

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    I went to a nearby church that opened its sanctuary for the day. I was glad to see that there were quite a few people there from nearby businesses, including several of our own staff.
     
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    The ladies group of our church prayed together last night in one lady's home. We had our regular meeting, but added extra prayer time.

    I don't think you were being ecumenical, Tim. I think you were taking advantage of an opportunity to share your faith. Personally I couldn't go and listen to all the other denominations' preaching, but praying is a different story.
     
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    Your ecumenicalism isn't what bothers me about this. What does is the unconstitutional involvement of the public high school in a religious event. Your school district is begging for an expensive lawsuit. Just take a look at what happened in Santa Fe, TX.
     
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    I pray several times daily and don't need a NDOP, that would only apply to the carnal bunch who has respect to days appointed by the ecumenical crowd.

    If people would spend more time in the prayer closet rather than praying in the streets like the pharisees did with their much speaking........:tonofbricks:
     
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    Prayer used to tbe the introduction to ALL discussions of any Constitutional regard to public worship.

    Our public schools do not a government declaring a religious sanction make.

    Dare to be a Daniel and get your tail out from between your legs. besides I wouldn't place a dollar amount on whether or not I can and will pray.:praying: :jesus: :godisgood:
     
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    'National...' I think it mainly pertains prayers towards our Nation...which attempts to focus Followers of Christ on what to pray about throughout the country...and to get them to agree to pray for the same 'political' and even spiritual outcomes....really, I don't see what the worry is...why everyone 'feels' Christ is coming so soon because of the state the worlds in...as if another 16 millenia would overtun God's plans and Grace over humanity....I mean all the other Countries more wretched than ours haven't been severely judged yet...why should we fear America's setting itself up for a "big one" so soon? Christians are maybe, but not America....
     
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    That was true for my elementary school in the 90's...I recall a few seconds of an pro-vegan event at the auditorium...where someone read from the Bible about Daniel and his friends refusing to eat [meat] as the Babylonion king had required....

    There were also several times where for reasons I've forgotton our classes were stopped and the teachers said this was now time for us to pray [silently]...the lights were all turned off and you could hear a roach scurry across the playground!

    Ironic that this happend during the Clinton era...makes me wonder why did the democrats turn so hostile to servants of Christ so suddenly?
     
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    Just make sure you keep our world, nation, state, and local leaders in prayer when you pray.

    Maybe if Christians wouldn't hide in their closets but take the message to the streets we could put legs on our prayers...

    The homos came out of the closet... Now it is time for Christians to.

    As for the school violating the constitution... I don't think they did.
    They didn't have any part in planning it.
    The Band and choir was invited to perform. They accepted.

    If there was an Islam celebration, they would accept an invitation also.

    The Student that prayed is a Student Minister in this area that volunteered apart from the school.

    The School did not endorse anything... therefore they did not violate the constitution.

    I would agree that they were in violation if they had planned it, or if they would reject an Islamic request based on their Christian beliefs, but that did not happen.

    But they simply accepted an invitation to play, and they did not play anything religious.
     
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    I didn't. Not out of disrespect, I just followed my normal routine and disciplines and went about my day.

    I've always wanted to be called "vicar" such a great sounding term :D

    I'm actually all for Christian ecumenicism so I don't have a problem with who you participated with...I might suggest there are others ways to do this than in public...Jesus said something about in Matthew 6 or something ;)...I do appreciate the spirit in which the process was undertaken, we Christians are all together in this thing.
     
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    The complacent would not like you. Keep up the good work.
     
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    I did almost snort when she was called forward.. and her prayer was one to "our heavenly parent" and was full of environmental friendly speech...

    Don't worry I didn't close my eyes when she prayed...:laugh: :laugh:
     
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    I think the NDOP doesn't mean squat if it is going to be some PC kind of thing where everyone prays to whomever or whatever they please for the well being of our country. I believe the whole idea borders on mockery of God when such an event is a "all inclusive" kind of gathering.
    God wasn't to fond of listening to the Israelites petitions while they still had their false gods in their houses etc.....
    Men and women who profess Jesus Christ as the only way to heaven should stand up on the NDOP and denounce the foolishness of such an event where religious pluralism gets more praise and respect than the only true and living God , Jesus Christ.
    To stand in the presence of those praying to false gods and remain silent as a follower of Christ is cowardly.
     

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