Culture At Large

Does It Matter If Your Country Has A National Day of Prayer?

Jerod Clark

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the U.S., a time designated by Congress to turn to God for prayer and meditation.

We asked this question on our Facebook page:

Does it matter to you if your country has a National Day of Prayer or not?

Here are some of the responses:

Candace Weiss wrote, "No, because every day should be a day of prayer."

Jamie Dunegan said, "We should all pray daily. But, a national day of prayer is important to draw attention to the important role prayer has played in the forming of our nation."

Barb Pizzo wrote, "Yes it matters! Prayers every single day..get the word of God out there!"

Chris Ruch said, "...every day should contain prayer for Christians ... regardless of the government sanctioning it. And no one should be forced to pray. I think some secular (or at least non-christian folk) have taken offense about the day, fearing that the government was making it a requirement to pray. That's certainly not the point,... just like you don't have to be thankful & eat turkey on Thanksgiving... but it's certainly a nice thing to do if you're willing..."

So what do you think?  Does a national day of prayer matter?  Why or why not?

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