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Written by Don Byrd   
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

On the heels of the 7th Circuit ruling dismissing a church-state challenge to the National Day of Prayer statute, President Obama has issued the declaration for Thursday, May 5.

On this National Day of Prayer, let us follow the example of President Lincoln and Dr. King.  Let us be thankful for the liberty that allows people of all faiths to worship or not worship according to the dictates of their conscience, and let us be thankful for the many other freedoms and blessings that we often take for granted.

As Howard Friedman indicates at Religion Clause, The National Day of Prayer Task Force, which is not a government entity but whose yearly prayer day event is heavily populated with government officials, has already named their theme for this year: "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."

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