Letter: An invitation to pray
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday you are invited to Paepcke Park in Aspen to come and sit quietly, eat lunch or just sit and join in the National Day of Prayer.
May we set aside all our differences and join one another with one voice. We want what is best for all of us and for our children and grandchildren to come after us.
Since 1952, when Congress established an annual day of prayer, millions of Americans have gathered in synagogues, churches, schools, parks and other venues to intercede for our nation. Today, as you know, we face extremely difficult times and daunting challenges, personally and nationally. It benefits us to honor the precedent established by presidents and leaders throughout our history, that of proclaiming reliance on an almighty God, and calling citizens to come before him on behalf of our nation. The theme of the National Day of Prayer this year is “One voice, united in prayer.”
Let us with confidence draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need.
We will find the freedom to pray as each of us knows how to do that. We want to break down all the walls of politics and different religions and come humbly to this God who can do something when he is asked. May it be a day of sunshine and warmth filled with love for one another.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
There also is a larger event at the Rodeo Grounds in Carbondale at 6:30 that same evening. It is on Catherine Store Road.
Thanks for hearing me out and come for any amount of time you are able. If you cannot come, just pray for a while wherever you are.
Call if you need further information, 970-925-2484, or check out the NationalDayofPrayer.org.
Pam and John Fisher
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