Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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April 30, 2012

National Day of Prayer May 3

Greensburg — If you want to see the fingerprint of God upon this nation, look at all of His people who are praying.

We will be gathering at noon Thursday, May 3 at the gazebo on the east side of the Decatur County Courthouse to celebrate National Day of Prayer.

Millions of God's praying people will be asking God to grant us His grace upon our schools, government, court systems, families, churches, law enforcement agencies, military and for every area of our lives in these United States.

The foundation of the United States was laid a long time ago. History tells us our founding fathers knew in their hearts that without God, their plan for freedom from religious persecution would never become a reality. History also tells us many of our founding forefathers had a good knowledge of the Bible, God's Holy Word.

As their desire to find freedom increased, they gathered together and came to one main conclusion: prayer for the new nation was critical for its development. As they prayed, God continually guided them on the path toward their hearts' desire for freedom.

As our Founding Fathers prayed for God to develop and sustain this nation, He faithfully heard and has blessed this nation in many ways. No other nation can come close to what the United States offers to all who live in her borders.

Prayer worked at the beginning, and prayer still works today. God has not changed. Christian author Max Lucado once wrote "The power is not in the prayer but the One who hears them."

On Thursday, May 3, millions will gather in cities, towns and villages to pray for God to continually pour out His grace and mercy of blessings on this great nation. According to what the Bible teaches, those who pray, believing God hears and answers our prayers, will continually pray for the people of this nation to repent and turn back to God, so He can heal and forgive our land.

The Biblical precedence for prayer comes from the Old Testament book of 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

God is waiting patiently and willing to heal our land. However, we must be the first one to make a move toward Him. We will do that on the National Day of Prayer.

In the Old Testament book of Psalms 33:12, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." That is the verse which was chosen by the leader of the National Day of Prayer. Obviously, God wants to bless this nation. He has done so for 236 years.

However, the nation is in very critical condition. We are drifting away from God on a daily basis. To those who pray and believe God hears our prayers, our hearts ache within us to get our moral and spiritual compass back on center with God. The celebration of the National Day of Prayer is a start in the right direction.

If you want to see the fingerprint of God continue on this nation, come and join us on Thursday, May 3 at the gazebo on the courthouse square.

Blessings to all.

(For questions, interested persons may call Pastor Dover at 812-614-1497 or visit the web site at www.adamsmtmoriah.com.)

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