because it is the National Day of Prayer. I think it is remarkable that President Eisenhower, Truman and Reagan had the foresight to designate the first Thursday of each year as our National Day of Prayer.
Take time today to pause and pray for our country today. Even if your take pause right now, your prayers will be part of a larger offering to God from all believers in our land.
In Revelation 5:8, we receive of vision of heaven in which prayer is seen as incense to God:
And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
Our prayers are a pleasant and meaningful contribution to heaven.
I was also pleased today to participate in the National Day of Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Hendersonville Community Pastors Association. This event is designed to bring the corporate and religious world together for fellowship and prayer. We met at First Baptist Hendersonville, and had a great time together. I love it when our churches work together, and I anticipate more of this cooperation in the future!