I’m writing at the airport on my way to a National Day of Prayer observance in Silver Spring, MD tomorrow morning. I’m not the only prayer leader traveling for this important event—and many of you reading this will also be participating in, perhaps helping to lead, NDOP gatherings in your communities. For praying Christians, the NDOP is a special observance, something akin, perhaps, to the Fourth of July.
Until recently, I took this special occasion for granted. But I certainly don’t this year. That’s because our freedom to seek God’s blessing for our nation publicly during this special national observance was recently challenged in court. In fact, in one court, a judge did in fact determine it “unconstitutional.” However, last month another court heard the case and ruled on behalf of the NDOP. So when you celebrate and pray tomorrow, remember to give thanks for this victory and freedom.
And while you’re at it, go to www.praynetwork.org
(if you’re not already a member, register to become one—it’s free) and listen in to an exclusive interview with John Bornschein, director of the National Day of Prayer Task Force as he shares more about what the NDOP means for us and the United States of America. You’ll also find a place there to share photos and stories from your local NDOP observances. Share them with us so we can all celebrate with you!