May 3 is National Day of Prayer
- Pagans are allowed - nay, we are supposed - to participate in the
National Day of Prayer, as is appropriate to our individual beliefs.
I am asking all members to pause with their families at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, May 3rd, for 1 minute of silence for prayer and/or
Moderator, Raleigh Pagan Homeschoolers & Families
Excerpt from the 2007 Presidential Proclamation about National Day of
A prayerful spirit has always been an important part of our national
character, and it is a force that has guided the American people,
given us strength, and sustained us in moments of joy and in times of
challenge. On this National Day of Prayer, we acknowledge God's grace
and ask for His continued guidance in the life of our Nation.
Americans of many faiths and traditions share a common belief that
God hears the prayers of His children and shows grace to those who
seek Him. Following the tragedy at Virginia Tech, in towns all
across America, in houses of worship from every faith, Americans have
joined together to pray for the lives that were lost and for their
families, friends, and loved ones. We hold the victims in our hearts
and pray for those who suffer and grieve. There is a power in these
and we can find comfort in the grace and guidance of a loving God.
At this important time in our history, we also pray for the brave
members of our Armed Forces and their families. We pray for their
safety, for the recovery of the wounded, and for the peace we all
The Congress, by Public Law 100 307, as amended, has called on our
Nation to reaffirm the role of prayer in our society and to respect
the freedom of religion by recognizing each year a "National Day of
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of
America, do hereby proclaim May 3, 2007, as a National Day of Prayer.
I ask the citizens of our Nation to
give thanks, each according to his or her own faith, for the freedoms
and blessings we have received and for God's continued guidance,
comfort, and protection. I invite all Americans to join in observing
this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.