On May 23, the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, proclaimed Aug. 6, 2011 to be a Day of Prayer and Fasting for our nation. Governor Perry asserts, “In 1775, the Continental Congress asked the colonies to join in prayer, seeking wisdom as they faced the responsibility and opportunity of building a new nation. As leaders of that young nation assembled in 1787 to craft a Constitution, Benjamin Franklin implored the framers to pray for guidance, famously declaring, “The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men.” Decades later, during a time of national turmoil, President John Adams declared “a day of solemn humiliation, fasting and prayer,” asking citizens of all faiths to pray for America’s protection from danger. Later, as civil war tore our young country apart, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a day of national fasting and prayer, saying “It behooves us … to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray to the God that made us.” During World War II, with our troops locked in battle on the beaches of France, President Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation in prayer, “As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.”
Perry declares that prayer and fasting is a part of this nation’s history.
He continues to decree,” In times of trouble, even those who have been granted power by the people must turn to God in humility for wisdom, mercy and direction. In the spirit of the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, Verses 15-16, I urge a solemn gathering of prayer and fasting. As those verses admonish: “15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly… 16 the people, consecrate the assembly…” As Jesus prayed publicly for the benefit of others in John 11:41-42, so should we express our faith in this way.”
The Governor of Texas invited the nation’s governors to join him in prayer and proclaim Aug. 6, 2011 to be a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Our Nation.
We, at Tim’s Gift Inc, join with Governor Rick Perry for this Day of Prayer and Fasting. Tim’s Gift invites you to join us in prayer on this day. Our doors will be open from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to stop by and join us.