Mother’s Day and the National Day of Prayer
By GARY ANDREWS
Editor and Publisher
The month of May is a very special month because the National Day of Prayer and Mother’s Day are close to each other.
In 1952 President Harry S. Truman signed into law the annual observance of The National Day of Prayer. For 59 years, we in America have celebrated this day and ask God to protect our nation and continue to bless us through His divine guidance.
In today’s society the National Day of Prayer is under attack from a few who are speaking out against it. The problem is that our leaders are listening to these few and trying to make the majority suffer because of it.
This year the theme is “A Mighty Fortress is our God.” God has promised all of us who place our faith in Him that He will take care of us. Psalm 91:2 tell us, “I will say to the Lord, my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Our country definitely needs healing. We need for all Christians to lift up their heads and cry out to the Lord to lead them and guide them, so that we, once again, can be the Christian nation our fore fathers founded.
One of the greatest praying sources we have is through our mothers. As we celebrate Mother’s Day we need to keep in mind that she is the one that has prayed continuously for her family and children. She is the one that sits in the background while her family gets all of the accolades for going forward. She has been the one that has nourished us in times of sickness and sorrow. She is the backbone of a loving home, because she brings and gives her love to her family.
We need to continue to be a praying nation and we need to thank God for our mothers. For those of us whose mother has gone on to be with Jesus can only have the remembrances of the good times we shared on the earth. If you still have your mother today, love her, visit her, and care for her because I am certain that you can not out give anything that she has done for you.
Prayer: Lord thank you for my mom. Thank you for her love and guidance. Lord I pray for our nation that we will once again turn to you and allow you to lead us in the paths that you want us to go. Amen.
Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Proverbs 5:1-2. Monday - 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Wednesday - James 3:13-18; Thursday - Exodus 20:12; Friday - Luke 2:41-52; Saturday - Ezekiel 16:44)