We know that the Constitution begins with "We the People...." I want to make sure you see how it concludes, specifically the final statement to which its framers signed their names, emphasis, I.O.:
Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth. In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names.And stay tuned for a clip from today's Glenn Beck, if I can get I.O's hands on it, regarding the Constitution and the insurrectionists and we'll get back to the state of the art in Investigating Obama.
I just got off the telephone with Mathew Staver of the Liberty Counsel and Liberty University School of Law, who is working as part of a team in defense of Athletic Director Robert Free, and School Principal Frank Lay, who will be on trial tomorrow for praying in the Name of Jesus at a school luncheon. Click here to read more.
During our telephone conversation, Mat informed me that tomorrow, September 17, is National Constitution Day. In fact, it is the 222nd anniversary of the 1787 signing of the United States Constitution!
It was during the Constitutional Convention, that Benjamin Franklin, one of the framers of the constitution, delivered the powerful "Address on Prayer." Here are a few excerpts from that speech:"In this situation of this Assembly...how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings?""Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered... And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance?""God governs in the affairs of men..."except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this...I therefore beg leave to move -- that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that service."
Please pray that Mat Staver and his legal team would boldly speak the wisdom of God during tomorrow's trial, successfully trumping upon the ACLU's arguments. Pray that God would be glorified in tomorrow's trial, and the enemy will be confounded.
And as we commemorate the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, let's pray Isaiah 22:22:"The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open."
May God open a door to school prayer that no man can shut!
Standing in the gap for the soul of our nation,
United States Reformation Prayer Network