Daily Archives: Thursday, 24 September, 2009

Battle of the Prayers Tomorrow

FRIDAY! FRIDAY! FRIDAY! Watch Christzilla battle it out with Qur’annosaurus, prayer to prayer, to see who will emerge victorious.

Friday, September 25th about 50,000 Muslims will be converging on Washington to do this:

•The Athan will be chanted on Capitol Hill, echoing off of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other great edifices that surround Capitol Hill
•Thousands of Muslims from all races, creeds, colors and ethnicities will gather for the sole purpose of prayer
•Bonds of friendship will be formed between those in attendance, both Muslims and Non-Muslims
•Muslim youth will experience tours of the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court.
•The peace, beauty and solidarity of Islam will shine through America’s capitol.

Some Christian groups, appalled that “those people” are allowed to pray in public in the nation’s capital in a country where free speech and freedom of religion are enshrined in the Constitution, are going to try to out-pray them.

Right Wing Watch has had several informative posts over the last week about this. I like this one a lot.

But now it looks as the organizers have realized that their call to arms against the “rising tide of Islamic boldness” might have been a bit over the top, because they have removed the original press release and replaced it with this less confrontational version:

The National Day of Prayer Task Force is committed to prayer for the nation 365 days a year. We are thankful that we live in a country founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and consequently there is freedom for all to gather, pray and worship.

It is important that we understand the signs of the time and what we must do. The need is great for Christians to join together in Solemn Assembly seeking transformation in our communities today.

Therefore, we are calling Christians to join Lou Engle, Shirley Dobson, Tony Perkins, David Barton, and many other major leaders in America to a national conference call to pray for America. Please join us tonight, Thursday, September 24th from 7:30PM to 9:00PM Eastern Time for possibly one of the greatest moments in the prayer movement.

Compare that with what they originally posted last night:

It is critical that the church in America understands the times and what needs to be done now. The natural things speak of the invisible. Natural happenings on the earth are revealing something that is going on in the spiritual realm. There is a great spiritual conflict with a rising tide of Islamic boldness being manifested.

Our President has recently honored the Muslim holy days of prayer and fasting called Ramadan. Interestingly at the same time a major Christian leader of the Emergent Church called for forty days of fasting and prayer in the same Ramadan period with the goal that the church will better understand our Muslim friends. We advocate for understanding, but we must have spiritual discernment as to the spiritual dark powers that are being invoked into our nation.

Therefore we are calling Christians all over America to join Lou Engle, Mrs. Shirley Dobson, Tony Perkins, and many other major leaders in America to a national conference call to pray for America. Please join us on Thursday, September 24th from 7:30PM to 9:00PM Eastern for what we believe is a critical moment in American History.

A betting person would find a way to make this fun. What’s a good way to determine which group’s prayers were the strongest? Any suggestions?

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Photo to Prove I’m Still Blogging

I’ve been a little busy this week and haven’t had time to post. No doubt I’ll have something this weekend. Here’s an adorable picture in which a darling puppy has for some reason plopped himself down on top of a playful kitten.

a puppy sitting on a kitten

a puppy sitting on a kitten

I don’t remember where I first saw it, but I’m guessing Cute Overload.

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