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National Day Of Prayer
davedsel57 posted:
Hello, everyone.

I understand that this is a secular board, and we all have and are entitled to our different views about religion. However, I thought it would be OK to point out that today is National Day of Prayer.

Many of us do rely on our faith and prayer for strength and comfort when dealing with difficult issues, such as a loved ones or ourselves with Diabetes or any chronic health problem.

Here is the link to the official website:

Have a blessed and thankful Thursday, friends.
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Thanks Dave!

Debsbears responded:
Thanks Dave for the reminder.
I shall wait upon the Lord and renew my strength.
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nwsmom replied to Debsbears's response:
Could we have a National Day of No Prayer, in consideration for the atheists among us?

dustnbones99 replied to nwsmom's response:
I'm Pagan but a Day of No Prayer works for me too.
DavidHueben responded:

Thank you for posting this. I think you framed it perfectly.

If you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc, you are free to go exercise your option to pray on that day. If you don't, that is is fine too.

There is no "mandate" to pray on that day.

If you are atheist, pagan, wiccan, etc don't pray.

What is to be gained by having "non-days"? What do you do on a "non-day". The answer is simple...nothing.

Since we have a national diabetes awareness day, should we also have a "non-awareness" day?
We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

- Winston S. Churchill

dustnbones99 replied to DavidHueben's response:
Actually i think a day of "non prayer" would be more active . I mean, instead of praying for peace, or an end to hunger or poverty, it would be better to actually take some steps toward bringing about change.
mhall6252 replied to dustnbones99's response:
Dusty - I think you're on to something :>)
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betatoo replied to DavidHueben's response:
Sounds like to me Dave your prayer is for tolerance and forgiveness of those that don't follow the same path as ours. Again no matter what your faith we certainly need a little more thoughtfulness on the subject in this world.
DavidHueben replied to betatoo's response:

Did you mean Dave or David? You replied to me.

We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

- Winston S. Churchill

betatoo replied to DavidHueben's response:
My reply was meant to your reply to Dave, sorry David I mixed the names. Your reply seemed as I said.


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