National Day Of Prayer

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C -- Marines at Camp Lejeune will celebrate
the National Day of Prayer with an early breakfast and services at
several chapels on base.

Jason Brinker, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, will speak Thursday at the Paradise Point Officers' Club. He will focus his prayer on the nation and its leaders, the church and military families.

Prayer services also will be held at the Main Post Chapel, Hope Chapel, Faith Chapel and Womack Chapel.

The National Day of Prayer in an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May. It invites people of all faiths to pray for the country.

It was created in 1952 by a resolution in Congress, and signed into law by President Harry Truman.


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  • by GBHB on May 7, 2009 at 02:39 PM
    American- Sam is saying is he is ignorant. I hope I helped clear that up for ya!
  • by Anonymous Location: ECU on May 7, 2009 at 10:19 AM
    To Sam: Well, please, do me a favor and give me the same respect. I'm tired of having people trying to shove Christianity down my throat. To the person praying for me: Thanks for your "kind" gesture, I guess? I've found my soul and I am doing quite alright, thank you. I am not straying from any path. I am just merely following the one that feels to be the right way for myself.
  • by american Location: nc on May 7, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    To Sam....WHAT???????
  • by Praying for Lost Souls Location: Winterville on May 7, 2009 at 07:46 AM
    Anonymous, may God bless you today! I'll pray that he finds your lost soul, takes you by the hand and leads you back to the path that we ALL find ourselves straying from, from time to time.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 7, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    Being christian is not a requirement of being American, but if you are involved with some other religion, then what is a requirement of being American is staying away from me and my family and friends. I don't want to have to deal with any of the talk that I could hear from any of them.
  • by Anonymous Location: ECU on May 7, 2009 at 06:02 AM
    Who cares if he doesn't go? Why must our President be a Christian God fearing individual? Last time I checked, being Christian wasn't a requirement for being American. It's nice to see a President recognize those without faith, like myself. I'm glad someone finally realizes that religion is not the only answer to fixing all of our problems.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 7, 2009 at 05:12 AM
    Well, I guess the chosen one isn't participating since he is not sure what religion he is. Fox news reported that Obama would not be attending and would have a moment of silence at home. Whaaaattt?
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