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What do you mean by “strategic prayer”? Part I

Posted in Uncategorized on: May 3rd, 2012
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In recognition of the National Day of Prayer on May 3, CAP Church Relations Director Pastor Terry Anderson has a three part blog series on the importance of praying strategically and with a purpose. This is part I.

Have you ever had a “weird” moment turn into a God-moment? I have!

Before a lunch meeting with friend, I offered to pray. He stopped me and said, “The Bible doesn’t say you have to pray before every meal. So, what is your motive for this prayer? What is your purpose for this prayer? Is it for God or for you?” I responded, “Wow, man! It’s just lunch!” (more…)

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BREAKING NEWS: Governor Brewer Sued For Declaring “Arizona Day of Prayer”

Posted in Religious Liberty on: March 16th, 2011
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The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday against Governor Jan Brewer for declaring on May 6, 2010, the “Arizona Day of Prayer.” Governor Brewer issued the declaration in conjunction with President Barack Obama and elected leaders across the country respecting the National Day of Prayer.

Millions of Americans and thousands of local leaders have traditionally prayed for the nation and its leaders during the annual event, which was codified by Congress in 1952.

“The First Amendment and the Arizona Constitution allow public officials to acknowledge our nation’s religious heritage,” said Cathi Herrod, President of Center for Arizona Policy (CAP). “The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s claims that Gov. Brewer’s actions are suddenly unconstitutional are a radical misinterpretation of the First Amendment.”

CAP has been actively involved in defending the National Day of Prayer. In June, they joined family policy councils across the country in filing a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the National Day of Prayer in the Freedom From Religion Foundation v Obama district court case.

“At a time of economic crisis and a historic budgetary shortfall, it is absolutely appropriate and prudent for our elected officials to call for prayer,” said Herrod.

Congress and President Harry Truman instituted the National Day of Prayer in 1952 in a joint resolution. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed an amendment specifying that the annual event would be observed on “the first Thursday in May each year.”


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