Emerald Isle, N.C.

Apr. 29, 2021

TO THE EDITOR:

Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we look to You alone for the future of America. By Your providence, You have placed each of us at this time in history to be in this nation. Thank You for this blessing. Thank You for America. Above ALL, we thank You for the gift of Your son, Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. It is in His name, we come to You as we intercede in prayer for America.

Thursday, May 6th, is the National Day of Prayer in America, established 70 years ago by President Harry Truman as an annual day of observance to thank God for all the blessings He has showered on America. This day belongs to all Americans. It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep. If we do not become involved and wake up we could end up forfeiting this freedom of coming together and praying for our great nation.

The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our Founding Fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. Imagine what our nation would look like if God’s people had not been praying.

From the beginning, prayer has been woven into the very fabric of our nation….it has been the thread that God has used to knit us together and to hold our nation together.

Now imagine America without prayer – if weary hearts were tattered and torn into silence. We are the ones who are called to mend the fraying fabric of our culture, by appealing to our God who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above what we can even ask or think! Now that’s an America that I want to imagine! Will you help us mobilize MORE prayer? Will you join us as we gather for prayer May 6 at three noon prayer services:

Encounter 61 Church, 8201 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle,

New Creation Worship Center, 109 McCotter Blvd, Havelock

TJ’s Church, 686 W. Corbett Ave.,Swansboro.

In the evening, 6:30 PM at the Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway beginning at 6:00 with Praise and Worship.

We will be praying for the seven areas of concern: government, media, church, military, family, education and business. Let us pray corporately for God to pour out His Spirit into our great nation that all will see what an awesome God we serve.

God bless you and may God bless America.

SANDY HELMS

(9) comments

David Collins

We have this National Day of Prayer , prayer at the opening of Congress , prayer at the Presidential swearing in but no prayer in our schools . Interesting !

mpjeep

Great point, David. Just our government standing between people and God.

The Supreme Court said kids K-12 are not mature enough for prayer, but Colleges can have prayer at graduations because folks are more mature. Hmmm

mpjeep

Ms. Helms states “Now imagine America without prayer “. We don’t have to imagine, just look at all the various media outlet commentary, look into our streets, listen to the Woke culture, or watch what our congress is doing and saying on a daily basis.

Gone from our daily routine in most schools are Prayer and/or the Pledge.

The Pledge of Allegiance is a patriotic declaration of the American people and in my life part of our culture….One Nation Under God.

New citizens used to be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance during naturalization ceremonies, but I’m not sure what the protocol is this day and time.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

DeadBolt

They did not rule out 'PRAYER' in schools. They ruled out the possibility that the 'STATE' sponsor's <----------- Prayer in Gov funded schools, just because some liberal lunatics can not interpret that well, there ya go. Tons of christian schools around! (with better results i might add). Idea is never to let GOVERNMENT sponsor Church , like happened in England .

drewski

Oh that pesky constitution, keeping mandatory prayer from our schools.. freedom of religion is freedom from religion. Thank God for that.

David Collins

Did someone say the word mandatory other than you ?

SgtRock1968

"This day belongs to all Americans." Even Muslims, Jews, atheists, and Democrats?

JusticeForAll

Religion and politics should never be entwined. Separate ideas, separate objectives. Long live the Constitution of the United States of America! ..

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