Sunday, June 6, 2010

FDR - Not Day of Prayer, but Continuous Prayer

Today we hear debate about whether a President may declare a national day of prayer. Of course, readers of this blog know that such days have been part of our history since before our Constitution and continuing until current times.

On this day in 1944 President Roosevelt gave a prayer for several minutes on live national radio. He was praying for the success of our troops and the overall effort. But he didn't just ask for a day of prayer. He asked for a continuance of prayer. Not just a day, but ongoing, when people get up and when they are at the end of the day.

See (and/or hear) the entire prayer here?

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