The Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is Dr. Ravi Zacharias. Below, is his 2008 Prayer for Our Nation. If you are a Christian, do you see anything missing from this prayer?
in a world where so many are hungry,
You have given us food in abundance;
In a world where so many are hurting,
You offer to bind up our wounds;
In a world where so many are lonely,
You offer friendship to every heart;
In a world longing for peace,
You offer hope.
Yet, we are so stubborn and resistant.
Have mercy upon us, Lord.
Our nation is at a crossroads this year;
we look to you to be our strength and shield.
Please give us the guidance to elect one who will honor you
and to respond to the wisdom from above
so that our hope may be renewed
and our blessings be treasured.
In God's holy name.
I am becoming increasingly aware that the Name of our ONLY HOPE, The Lord Jesus Christ, for salvation is mysteriously missing or being surprisingly 'decreased' in some 'conservative' Christian circles. What would be the point of this prayer from a Christian without acknowledging Christ? Was it even heard?
Ingrid over at Slice has some great commentary about this sad state of affairs.