The Green Palm Inn, a Savannah Georgia bed and breakfast, is participating in the National Day of Prayer here in Savannah GA. Beginning at noon on May 5th, we will gather with like-minded Christians to pray in front of the Chatham County Court House at 133 Montgomery St. Our prayer to God is that a nation wide revival will take place which is our country’s only hope. The prayer will focus on our nation’s leaders and the overall spiritual health of our country.
“Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every religious society has a right to determine for itself the time for these exercises, and the objects proper for them, according to their own particular tenets; and right can never be safer than in their hands, where the Constitution has deposited it.” 0Thomas Jefferson, 1808.
The National Day of Prayer is a very relevant portion of our heritage. In 1775 with the first call to prayer, the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation.
This call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863 [Civil War years].
A joint resolution by Congress was signed by President Truman in 1952, which declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, our president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.
The National Day of Prayer is vital for us as a nation. It allows us to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions.We can stand humbly before God, seeking His guidance for our nation’s leaders and for His grace as a people. The unanimous passage of the annual bill establishing the National Day of Prayer , signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.
Please join us at the Green Palm Inn as we pray humbly for our Nation’s leaders in this tumultuous time in history.