The National Day of Prayer, honored in the United States for more than a half-century, is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled.
The National Day of Prayer has been observed on the first Thursday in May since 1988 (other days before that). I’m not going to rush to a written opinion on what the judge ruled. I don’t agree with it, but I’m not in a position right now to analyze it.
Instead I want to raise a call to make her decision irrelevant. Christians, will you commit to fast that day, whether one meal or all three? Will you commit to at least one half-hour of prayer for our country that day? Will you commit to making May 6, 2010, the most significant American National Day of Prayer in our generation?