Posted by: judy | May 6, 2009

Sorry, Shirley, you got it wrong!


Shirley Dobson, Chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer Committee is surprised by President Obama’s administration’s lack of participation in the National Day of Prayer.

Why does she assume that President Obama is a Christian? Because he has said so? Has she examined his fruit?

“Shirley Dobson, chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer Committee, said the group was “disappointed in the lack of participation by the Obama administration.”

“At this time in our country’s history, we would hope our president would recognize more fully the importance of prayer,” said Mrs. Dobson, who occupied a prominent seat in the front row for the ceremonies during the Bush administration.”
Washingon Times, May 6, 2009

Official Policy Statement on Participation of “Non-Judeo-Christian” groups in the National Day of Prayer:

The National Day of Prayer Task Force was a creation of the National Prayer Committee for the expressed purpose of organizing and promoting prayer observances conforming to a Judeo-Christian system of values. People with other theological and philosophical views are, of course, free to organize and participate in activities that are consistent with their own beliefs. This diversity is what Congress intended when it designated the Day of Prayer, not that every faith and creed would be homogenized, but that all who sought to pray for this nation would be encouraged to do so in any way deemed appropriate. It is that broad invitation to the American people that led, in our case, to the creation of the Task Force and the Judeo-Christian principles on which it is based. [added emphasis]


Shirley Dobson and others (including Beth Moore) on the National Day of Prayer Committee seem to believe that the more people who are praying the better for our nation. I have a couple of questions for them . . .

Do we have unity in Nationalism (the seeds of Facism)? OR
Are we unified through Christ?

until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God  . . . Eph. 4:13

I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. John 17:23

This whole event, National Day of Prayer, begs the questions . . .

Does it matter to whom ‘people’  are praying?

Is there more than one god with whom to pray?

Does God hear the prayers of unbelievers?  John MacArthur gives 15 reasons why God does not answer prayer.



  1. Right on! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

    Bless you, my sister bloggers!

    • Excellent additional Scripture, Thanks Carla!


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