Call To Prayer
JOIN IN PRAYER FOR THE NATION:
ALL FAITHS, ALL AMERICANS CALLED TO JOIN IN COMMON EFFORT IN THE NEW YEAR
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The New Year, the New Congress and the start of President Obama’s second term present a moment to reflect and pray for a better future. Differences of opinion, even on major issues, need not polarize our country. Where there is disagreement, it can and should be expressed in a spirit of respect and in anticipation of finding solutions that serve the public. It is time for us as a nation to call upon the “better angels of our nature,” as President Lincoln urged in his First Inaugural Address in 1861. This call to prayer grew in part out of a “Faith, Politics and Our Better Angels: A Christian Dialogue on Public Discourse,” hosted by The Faith & Politics Institute in June, 2012 through a grant from the Omidyar Network. The “Better Angels Summit” brought together twenty prominent Christian faith leaders from across the ideological spectrum seeking civil discourse. At that gathering, the faith leaders committed to pray for each other and for our nation’s leaders.
They now invite other faith leaders, political leaders and the public to join together, even in the midst of serious disagreements, to pray for greater cooperation so that the big challenges facing our nation, including our fiscal health, might be addressed with purpose and vision.
What is a person of faith to do?
Join us in Prayer:
- a commitment to pray for the new Congress of the United States
- a commitment to model civility in one’s own life
- a commitment to invite others to join this effort