President Bush envisions International Day of Prayer
WASHINGTON (BP)--In adversity, Americans can find comfort through prayer, President Bush said May 1 in a White House observance of the 57th National Day of Prayer.
"Over the last seven years, our country has faced many trials. And time and time again we have turned to prayer and found strength and resilience," Bush said at the morning event. "We prayed with those who've lost everything in natural disasters, and helped them heal and recover and build. We prayed for our brave and brilliant troops who died on the field of battle. We lift up their families in prayer."
The observance was the eighth consecutive year Bush has spoken in the White House on the National Day of Prayer. He was joined in the East Room by members of his Cabinet, members of Congress and military chaplains....
While I believe Christians should fervently pray for revival (you could say a great awakening) there is no way I would want to participate in the kind of ecumenical / interfaith abomination we recently witnessed in this year's national day of prayer where Ravi Zacharias following the guidelines of the National Day of Prayer Task Force (an interfaith group headquartered in Colorado Springs), under the chairmanship of Shirley Dobson, refused to pray in the Name of Jesus when he prayed at the Whitehouse event.