National Day Of Prayer

Americans across the country, and here in eastern Carolina, observed the National Day of Prayer Thursday.

One of the locations area residents gathered was the Pitt County Courthouse.

This year's theme was "Prayer: For such a time as this".

Sarah Rogerson was a participant and told us why she turned out to pray. "I believe our nation is in dire trouble, and I think that as Christian people, if we band together and unite, we can turn this nation around."

The day is observed annually on the first Thursday in May, as people come together to pray, meditate and heal.


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  • by GBtotheHB on May 9, 2010 at 01:40 PM
    also I believe it is fair to say that the feeling Christians get when together in church is the same feeling Muslims get when together in a mosque or a the same feeling a group of people get together to cheer their favorite team.
  • by GBtotheHB on May 7, 2010 at 04:59 PM
    Mike-the fact is that no religion is making a convincing argument to win over people. I would not necessarily say people choose a religion either. I think people are born into an area and are exposed to one particular religion. I would say 70% of Americans are clueless about the other major religions. What are the odds that a little boy who is raised by Christians parents living in rural Georgia will end up choosing Islam? Same for a boy growing up in Pakistan. What are the odds he becomes a Mormon? Geography plays a huge role in determining a person's religious affiliation. I am curious about what you mean by "goodness of god." Could you explain that if you have time?
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on May 7, 2010 at 03:51 PM
    I tried to repost by iphone but clicked the wrong button. To repsonsed to jj. I would first like to say thank you for your opinion. You are right about all religions bieng at the table but the same concept still apply if another religion is right then we have to deal with the consequences of what that religion believes. Christianity is not about trying to convince someboday its about choice. You either choice to believe or not. My job as a disciple of christ is to tell you about the goodness of God and then leave you to choose whether you want to believe or not. That feeling that you say that we christains get in church is only the beginning of what it is to be a christiain. You also stated that "If Chrisitanity is so perfect and the word of God was obvious then there would be no other religion or thousands of versions of christianity. That is becuase of choice.
  • by Mike Location: greenville on May 7, 2010 at 03:27 PM
    Thank you for opinion GBtotheHB. As you stated other religions are at the table but the same concept still applies. what ever religion is right or wrong still hold those consequences. if some other religon is right then i will be wrong and have to be judge by thier religous belief just like if christanity is right then they will be judged the same way. christianity is not conviencing anybody to join it is about choices. my job as a christian is to
  • by GBtotheHB on May 7, 2010 at 02:19 PM
    And Donna, may I ask why people should give faith a chance and believe Christianity is the answer? Why should I believe your religion over another? What facts can you present to me that YOUR god created the universe instead of some Aztec god?
  • by GBtotheHB on May 7, 2010 at 02:16 PM
    I love these topics. Exhibit A: Mike uses Pascal's Wager and like every Christian who uses Pascal's Wager, he fails to realize that Christianity is not the only religion at the table of discussion. What if Hindus are correct and you are wrong? Then you are right there in the Hindu version of hell with the Atheists, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Scientologists, etc... Something to think about. Here is some advice; if you want to convince someone of something you should present real concrete evidence. A feeling you get in church is not proof nor is a century old book filled with contradictions that was put together by man and written by various unknown authors. You obviously think Islam is wrong, but try telling that to a Muslim. Same with Hindu or Mormons. If Christianity was so perfect and the word of god was obvious, then there would be no other religions or thousands of versions of Christianity.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 7, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    I pray for nothing to ever make me or my wife stressful or upset in any form or fashion ever again.
  • by jj Location: williamston on May 7, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    i am not anti god all im saying is there is no proof ,just look at all the people in the world from the begining of time. so you are telling we all have a chance to go to heaven and when you read the bible god was so into the people business on earth why doesnt he say nothing now to prove himself , look if he exist i would be the first on to shout halleujah.
  • by Donna Location: Winterville on May 7, 2010 at 09:27 AM
    I am grateful for the National Day of Prayer...just a symblance that we should be praying EVERY day. I also choose to believe there is a higher being, namely our Lord and Savior, who specifically planned and created all of the intricate, miraculous details of our world, rather than to believe it all came from a BIG BANG. My prayers go out to those who believe otherwise. Rather than deny Christ, find a church home that fits your worship style and "give faith a chance". Life will not be perfect, but you will be much better equipped to handle it and the many blessings that will also come your way.
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on May 7, 2010 at 08:40 AM
    I have learn that there is no need to argue with people likw "jj". The only thing you can do is witness to them about the goodness of God and let them make thier choice. Those folks don't believe in God and think that there is no heaven or hell and that you should just live and enjoy life the way you want to with out consequences. Now if they are right then they don't have anything to worry about. when they die they just die..end of story. But the question to ask is.....What if they are wrong? If a christian is wrong then we have nothing to worry about because according to an unbeliever there is not heaven or hell. But if christians are right then the unbeliever will be in for a rude awakening when judgement day comes. Something to think about.
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