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A Day of Prayer

Friday, May 7, 2010

Bob and Jane Muncie and Steve and Janie Williams lead a crowd of about 80 people in a rendition of "Amazing Grace" Thursday night at the courthouse. It was the third of three community events in Greencastle in celebration of the National Day of Prayer. [Order this photo]

The sun shined down Thursday, as approximately 60 to 70 residents took an hour of prayer. In honor of National Day of Prayer, Mark Miller of Greencastle Christian Church speaks to the crowd about education. Miller was one of five local pastors who took part in the event. Topics included abortion, elected officials and the future of the country. Groups were given about five minutes of individual prayer time between each topic. [Order this photo]

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Thank you, Greencastle, for letting these events take place.

-- Posted by cll on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 1:04 AM

It is so good to see my home town still treasures those values of my childhood. Don Smith, Ch, Lt Col, USAF Retired

-- Posted by donzo on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 3:03 AM

While our national government is cancelling the National Day of Prayer, it is good to see that Greencastle still honors God by praying on this day. Thank you.

-- Posted by not gullible on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 8:20 AM

Our government did not cancel the National Day of Prayer...Our President still celebrated it...Check the facts on the court ruling in (I believe) Wisconsin. The judge there ruled it unconstitutional..it doesn't mean that people can't celebrate it, it just means that the government is not supposed to endorse it. I am glad that our community chose to have it and celebrate it...I'm just sick of everyone blaming the government for everything!

-- Posted by girlmd on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 8:35 AM

Girlmd, maybe is the government did not have their hands and noses where is does not belong people would not be blaming them for everything!

-- Posted by Heritage Lake Resident on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 9:41 AM

It's great to see that people are still honoring prayer. I wish the attendance would be higher though and we would see some younger generations in those pictures.

-- Posted by nikkilpn on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 10:05 AM

Girlmd, i think if you check our history of the national day of prayer, it was always honored every year until we got liberals running this country. Sad to say yeah it is their fault, and this is only the beginning of bad days to come!!

-- Posted by magoo55 on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 11:46 AM

it has nothing to do with liberals running the country...to everyone who thinks that the government should stay out of our lives, let me ask you one question..are you prolife or prochoice..because I can guarantee that these people who want the government to stay out of "our business" are conservative prolife..so please explain to me how the government mandating what one can do with their body is staying out of our lives. Back to the article at hand. The liberal government did not say that we could not have this day..Again a person brought a lawsuit against the government promoting this day (which by the way I think it is something that should be nationally recognized but that is neither here nor there) the judge in the case ruled that it was unconstitutional, whether she agreed with the ruling or not she is bound by our laws and our constitution. I am really sick and tired of people blaming the government for everything. Please take personal accountability for what happens in your life, don't blame somebody else. For your information I am a Christian and a Liberal.

-- Posted by girlmd on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 1:25 PM

Girlmd, I am pro-life except for in the instance of rape, incest or the mothers life being endangered. I am all for the government getting out of everything which is why I support Roe vs Wade being overturned so each individual state can decide whether or not to allow abortions. That is the way the abortion issue should have been handled in the first place. As far as the judge goes her ruling is incorrect. It is not unconstitutional because it does not endorse or establish one religion over the other. If it did so, then it would be unconstitutional and she would then be correct.

To your point about personal accountability I could not agree more. However, I cannot understand how you can be a liberal and believe in accountability. Liberal's are the worst about holding people accountable. Look at welfare, public education, bank bailouts, auto industry bailouts. Mind you, when I speak of liberals and accountability I am also talking about Republicans like John McCain, Linsey Graham and Richard Lugar just to name a few.

I am 26 years old married with 1 son and another baby on the way and I have the government reach into my pocket every two weeks to take taxes to pay for welfare, bailouts and people who lived beyond their means. When my wife and I refinanced our home we could have refinanced for the total value of the home but that would have made the payments too high for us to get by with ease so we refinanced at a lower amount. We live within our means and get punished by the liberal government because we a responsible adults who pay our bills on time.

That is why I am upset with this government and want them to get out of the way and leave us alone.

-- Posted by Heritage Lake Resident on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 1:47 PM

Come on people, this was a day of prayer, that is a good thing where we pray for love for, on and to each other. Everyone has their opinion about everything and thats good also. Lets leave the bitterness and show and live with Love. Thats how God wants us to live.Remember man has his man made laws, God has commands. We must respect our governing powers, but we must live and love Gods will and grace.

-- Posted by b7m7g61 on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 2:34 PM

Heritage Lake Resident..

I too am in your shoes about the exceptions to abortion..I do not blame liberals for the bank bailouts, or auto bailouts..that was all set in motion right before Bush left..he signed it all. As far as government getting involved..I don't believe that it should be the states say so either. I never said I agreed with the judge's ruling. I do think that the National Day of Prayer isn't endorsing one religion or another, I simply stated how she interpreted it. As far as being Liberal..I do have a problem with the way welfare is handled, but I don't have a problem with the reason of why it was created. I do believe that people do fall on hard times and need a little help; however I also know that people milk the system....

Let's just leave this conversation with the fact that we both agree that the judge shouldn't have ruled the way she did and we are happy that our community still holds ceremonies for this day.

-- Posted by girlmd on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 5:00 PM

I enjoyed the prayer service at the courthouse and thought it was great to see all ages there: a few infants, preschoolers and school age children, at least one DPU student, and other adults of all ages. It was great to have all those churches coming together to pray.

-- Posted by Ready2Go on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 9:24 PM

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