Thursday, May 7, 2009

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

We reside in the small community of Coweta, Oklahoma which is about 20 miles S.E. of Tulsa.



This small community has a great heritage in the Lord. That is one of the reasons we are thankful God placed us here 11 years ago.



One of Coweta's claim to fame is that Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, is a native son.



Bill's wife, Vonette Bright, was very instrumental in the drive to set up a National Day of Prayer.



The National Day of Prayer was signed into being by President Harry Truman in 1952.

This special Day has been honored by every President since this Bill was signed into effect. Our current President is "playing down this day". Please make this truth one of the items YOU pray for today.


As you celebrate this 57th National Day of Prayer I trust you will pray for your individual community, as well as for our Nation and our world. Don't forget to pray for the peace of Jersusalem as we are told to do.

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall proper that love you." Psalma 122:6




Coweta will celebrate this occasion today with a noon prayer meeting at the Fire Station. We will be there.......wish you were here to join us!



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12 comments:

Sharon said...

Enjoyed your beautiful post today.\
Yes we all need to take time to pray everyday I believe.
You live real close to my granddaughter.
God bless.

~Ginger said...

My heart breaks at the lack of support by our president!

Thanks for your comments and know that I am praying for you today!

(I'm snagging your photo - hope that's okay :)

Betty said...

I´m glad you feel so much at home in your town. It´s something special to cherish!

Joy said...

I didn't know that about Bill Bright being from your area.

I met with my Moms in Touch group this morning and we prayed for our schools and our country.


Joy

Momma Roar said...

I wish I could have come along with you!!

char72 said...

Of course you can "snag" the picture. I found it on the internet by typing in National Day of Prayer Photos. It doesn't belong to me. but if it did, I'd gladly share it with you anyway.
Have a great Prayer Day.
Charlotte

Mari said...

Good post for today. We are having a prayer service at church tonight.

Charlotte said...

Hi again Susan. I just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Golden Heart Award. You can pick it up at my At Home in Scottsdale blog.
Charlotte

Oh Sew Good said...

I'm not surprised by the lack of support.

Sweet Nothings said...

At the I High today many students joined in prayer. It was wonderful to witness and be a part of. Teachers, students, cafeteria workers, all joining hands to pray for our nation.

Dawn said...

I read the comment that he would be praying by himself. Made me wonder who he is praying to!

Lisa said...

It's so nice that your town does that.
I didn't know Bill Bright was from Oklahoma!
They still play his radio messages on The Word 100.7 FM
one of many new things to learn today! :o)