Today is the National Day of Prayer, as enacted by President Truman in 1952. It was originally created specifically to pray to God, but became much more generalized in later years to incorporate more people and more religions.
Unfortunately in 2008, an organization challenged this, and about a month ago a US District Judge ruled that the statute designating this day was unconstitutional. The US Dept. of Justice filed their intent to appeal about a week later.
Regardless of whatever the Court of Appeals ends up saying, we are so fortunate that their ruling does not even matter in our own personal lives!! Every day can be a day of prayer for each of us. We are all so fortunate to live in a country were we can publicly worship and not get in trouble.
Take time today to stop and thank God for the special things He has done in your life!