A good friend of mine who is a Lutheran pastor in South Dakota asks some good questions:

At a ministerial association meeting today, I expressed reservations about the upcoming “National Day of Prayer.” This is partly because the proposed agenda called for prayers for our leaders, our government, and our military, but not the poor, the unemployed, and the oppressed. It is also because I find only praying “God Bless America,” when so much national sin continues without repentance, deeply troubling to my conscience. On May 3rd, will there also be prayers for the innocent people our government has imprisoned and tortured in our name?

About these ads