Abraham Lincoln in 1863, issuing his “Proclamation of a Day of Prayer and Humiliation,” wrote:

… it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history; that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord…

Today is the National Day of Prayer, supported by proclamations from the President of the United States and all 50 state governors. NFL Super Bowl champion coach Tony Dungy has a video encouraging your involvement in today’s activities. I will be speaking tonight at the Yavapai County community prayer event in Prescott Valley. For a listing of events near you, visit the Arizona National Day of Prayer website.

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