To the editor:

Our nation was founded and led by praying people. When the Founding Fathers found themselves at an impasse because of strong disagreements, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin called the men to a time of prayer every morning. After their very first morning of prayer, the men were able to come to an agreement and then created a document that has kept our wonderful nation strong for more than 200 years.

Another example when our nation was under extreme stress, Abraham Lincoln called for a national day of fasting and prayer to confess the nation’s sins of slavery and pride and to beg God’s forgiveness. When within two days, everything turned around, and the way was paved for the preservation of the union and the freeing of the slaves.

Ronald Reagan once said, “If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

It seems we have forgotten much of our history and the effects of fervent prayer to bring about good. The first Thursday in May has been designated as the National Day of Prayer. The theme for this year is “Pray for America, LOVE ONE ANOTHER.”

Christians all over our country gather at different times during the day to pray. We know our country is in serious trouble, morally and spiritually. If you know and appreciate the value of prayer, please join in prayer either corporately or individually for our great nation.