In 1988, president Reagan instituted the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer. So what does that mean for us, as Americans? as Christians? Is this a day for us to get out our "wish lists" and begin to ask away? Does God set aside His providential responsibilities on the first Thursday of May to more easily listen to the extra supplications made from the United States? Perhaps, it is simply a reminder of the words in James 1:
16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Let's all be thankful in our prayers today as we remember that the Creator of the universe has opened a means of communication with us.