Tuesday, April 29, 2008

National Day of Prayer @ The Prayer Furnace

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"I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one." Ezekiel 22:30

If you share God's heart and are concerned for the state of our government and its people, nationally, state-wide, and locally, then join us for a time of spirit-led, concentrated prayer and intercession on the National Day of Prayer on

Thursday, May 1 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Prayer Furnace, 3541 N. Elston Ave, Chicago.

Please consider adding fasting to your prayers this day, and if you cannot join us, please pray at a time and place on this day that would be possible for you.

Any questions or concerns please contact Marc Seeger at mseeger@comcast.net.

If you think that you may be attending, a contact to Marc would be appreciated.

"It behooves us to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness."

Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation for a National Fast Day, 1863.

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Anonymous said...

Why such an inconvenient time? Is God only listening between 1:30 and 3:30 that day?

Phil Miglioratti said...

Dear Anonymous,

If God is listening all the time (and He is), then no time is inconvenient ...


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, today is a really bad day for praying. I have to go to the gym after work, and I already made lunch plans. There's just no time for inaction (or any other ridiculousness). Luckily, today is also the National Day of Reason, so I've already donated blood to commemorate the event. You should consider it too!


Phil Miglioratti said...

Glad to see you doing a good deed.

You seem to imply that people who pray, only pray. Most pray before, during, and after similar;y reasonable good deeds.

Keep up the good work, Anonymous!

Brian said...

May 7th is The National Day of Prayer. It’s not just one day of prayer in 365. The day serves to highlight the need for intercessory prayer every day for our nation’s leaders and their families.

Too often Americans whine about change for our nation yet are unwilling to bring the most powerful tool they process into action - prayer.

We have seen many examples (in newspaper and Internet article headlines) of the transforming power of corporate prayer. Communities have dramatically lowered crime, suicide, unemployment and drug usage in examples where only prayer could be pointed to as the agent of change.

Millions of Americans now participate in the National Day of Prayer each year (1st Thursday in May). Last May 1st, tens of thousands of prayer gatherings were held, covering every state. “Day of Prayer” declarations were made from the President of the United States and all 50 governors. Prayer observances were held in 110 federal prisons, YMCAs, national monuments, Indian reservations, military bases, stadiums, nursing homes, airliners crossing our nation, schools, town halls, in the Senate and Congressional chambers of many state capitols, and overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to these public activities, people gathered to pray in their homes, churches, and other private places. PrayerFlight, a group of Ohio-based private pilots, organized “50 Capitols” where pilots and their passengers prayed as they flew over each respective capitol. They will fly again this year.

You can find info on events, resources and prayer at www.nationaldayofprayer.org.