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People across America are gathering at many locations today, the National Day of Prayer (NDP), to humble themselves before God in prayer.
On Friday, the White House released a presidential proclamation marking today's observance of the National Day of Prayer -- the constitutionality of which was affirmed in a recent federal court ruling. "Throughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity," President Barack Obama states in the proclamation. "Prayer has played an important role in the American story and in shaping our nation's leaders."
Michael Calhoun, director of communications for the NDP Task Force, concurs, noting prayer has been an "indispensable" part of the nation's heritage. "We must remain faithful in our commitment to intercede on behalf of our nation and its leaders -- especially at this challenging time."...
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. 3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
If it is the job of the Ministry to call for a day of prayer and fasting with thanksgiving for mercies received; then isn't it wrong for the Church not to have one form of government and for the nation to usurp the Church's duty or the Church to neglect her duty as to her form of government according to Scripture, or when the Church usurps the Magistrates duty as relates to moral civil statutes that disrupt society. It seems to me whenever any institution even the family is not doing its duty for what ever the reason usurpation flourishes among inferiors and disorder and disharmony become apparent. How sad the fruit of defection from former attainments, how wrong to remain ignorant if truth can be known? If Christ is the Truth and He is and we know Him, he will not hide it from us, he will give us leadership and make order among superiors, inferiors and equals for His glory.