Christians all over our beloved nation will join together in prayer today for God’s hand over America in honor of the 70th annual National Day of Prayer, something veteran faith leader James Dobson is needed now more than ever.
According to CBN, this year’s Day of Prayer theme is “Love, Life and Liberty,” a reference to 2 Corinthians 3:17’s emboldening declaration that “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
As America’s liberties face continual threats, Dr. Dobson, founder, and president of the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute, said he can’t recall a time when this nation was in more dire need of its saints falling before the throne of God in prayer.
“If ever there was a time that America needed prayer, it is now,” Dobson, 85, said in a statement according to CBN.
“In 1952, the United States Congress passed legislation directing the president to set aside one day each year as a National Day of Prayer,” Dobson went on, explaining some of the history behind the day of prayer. “President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law, and thereafter issued a proclamation urging that ‘all of us, in our churches, in our homes, and in our hearts, may beseech God to grant us wisdom to know the course which we should follow, and strength and patience to pursue that course steadfastly.'”
“My dear wife, Shirley, was chairperson of the National Day of Prayer Task Force for 25 years, and she shares my belief that we are facing a time unlike any other,” the long-time Bible teacher continued. “It seems the very foundations of America are crumbling, and our culture is embracing lawlessness and depravity. These are truly dark days.”
Nonetheless, Dobson gave readers a message of the profound hope we can have when we petition the Lord in prayer for our nation: God shall overcome!
“But the darkness will not prevail!” Dobson declared. “Though I fear what may become of this nation, there is one thing I know with great certainty: The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob lives! In Him, we have placed our hope and trust. We will praise Him and call on Him to bring healing to our land, to mend what is torn, and to restore what has been lost.”
“I urge you to join us Thursday, uniting in prayer with brothers and sisters across the nation,” Dobson concluded. “If ever there was a time that America needed prayer, it is now. We serve a good and powerful God — One who can accomplish all things. Should we ever cease to plead for His intervention?”
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