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Hold National Day of Prayer at courthouse

Last year in January at the Rochelle City Council meeting, before the Glory Prayer Conference 2012, something ignited inside of my heart. I said the Scripture that was placed on my dad’s desk when he was mayor from 1991 to 1999 in Dixon. On April 17, 2012, at 6 a.m., while driving to work, God said,” The day of vindication has arrived.”

At first, I did not understand; as the day progressed, I would. When I made it home, I asked my wife whether the incident in Dixon had made the national news. Why would it? was her response. “Because Dixon is the declared hometown of our 40th president, Ronald Reagan.” That was that day.

I would later rent a movie from Family Video in Rochelle called “Ounce of Courage.” The movie is about a grandfather and a grandson trying to relate. The grandfather is the mayor of a town dealing with Christmas and seeing Christianity under attack.

I heard about the Nativity scene issue at the Lee County Courthouse, all because someone had an offended heart, or is it a rejection of God?

When I went to the website Freedom from Religion Foundation, its message was on separation of church and state, promoting atheists, agnostics and skeptics. One member caught my attention. The group has some 18,000 members. Maybe people need to re-read the U.S. Constitution. 

What if Christians were to stand on the courthouse lawn on May 2, the National Day of Prayer? How many could we get, including Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, and other believers praying in one accord on the first Thursday of May, National Day of Prayer?

Let us encourage each other to seek God’s face and humble ourselves at his altar. May God be glorified.

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