Bus Tour Aims to Help Save Colorado National Day of Prayer

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A 23,000-mile, 100-day national bus tour that began in Pennyslvania on May 31 will arrive in Colorado on Sunday, with the aim to mobilize support for Gov. John Hickenlooper's appeal in the Supreme Court against a court's decision that struck down gubernatorial prayer proclamations.


The Pray For America Rally Tour will begin a 5-day mobilization effort to save the Colorado National Day of Prayer when it reaches Colorado Springs on Sunday, National Day of Pray Task Force, which commissioned the tour, said in a statement on Friday.

Mobilizing support is crucial as amicus brief filings are now being allowed after the Colorado Supreme Court recently accepted Attorney General John Suthers' petition for Certiorari to appeal the Colorado Court of Appeals' May 2012 decision that struck down governor's prayer proclamations.  An amicus brief is a document that is filed in a court by someone who is not directly related to the case under consideration but can assist the court. Certiorari is an order sent from a higher court to a lower court to review and get documents related to a case.

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  1. A 23,000-mile, 100-day national bus tour that began in Pennyslvania on May 31…

    The bus is equipped as a transport device for daily community impact, carrying a mobile radio studio for Pray for America Podcast.

    Sciency stuff!! – Radio studio? maps, GPS? You mean they are not going to simply pray for divine guidance for directions along the route, – With the omnisient Lawd needing radios and minions to inform the faithful of his activities????? Perhaps the (alleged) direct prayer line to believers is broken??

    The Christian group’s staff on-board the bus will share NDP’s challenge to “engage, encourage and equip Americans in prayer” in places of historical interest, including Boston, Plymouth, Mass., New York City, and Philadelphia.

    I suppose they could test the power of prayer on the odd overheated engine or flat tyre, to see if it works in at least one direction!

  2. I am curious as to why an article from Christian Post about the “need” to mobilize support for a national day of prayer is part of Richard Dawkins net news? Wouldn’t something opposing it be more appropriate than something extolling it?

    • In reply to #3 by Hugh Kramer:

      I am curious as to why an article from Christian Post about the “need” to mobilize support for a national day of prayer is part of Richard Dawkins net news? Wouldn’t something opposing it be more appropriate than something extolling it?

      Ah I see what you did there. You mistook saying a thing exists with extolling that thing. You know, magical thinking, where speaking about things causes them to become true so therefore if there’s a thing you wish wasn’t true what you have to do is never mention it, and if there’s a thing you wish was true you need to speak as if it already is true.

      You know, like religion does when it keeps pretending “god is a great guy” and “god exists” are the same proposition.

    • In reply to #3 by Hugh Kramer:

      I am curious as to why an article from Christian Post about the “need” to mobilize support for a national day of prayer is part of Richard Dawkins net news?

      See it as ‘intelligence’ from the field.

      To wit – Shirley Dobson is the modern-day Carrie Nation for NDP.

  3. Would it be rude to point out the self-refuting way that they are presenting their case? Taking action on an expensive bus tour and getting the word out to change policy seems like a tacit admission that prayer doesn’t accomplish anything.

  4. What a waste of time, effort and resources.if they succeed, what have they gained? NOTHING, Because, nothing fails like prayer.( Forgot who said that, but ain’t it the truth?)

  5. I don’t much mind if Colorado wants to promote a Colorado say of prayer for those who care to join in. But how can a single state presume to call it a “national” day of prayer without talking to 49 other states?

  6. “Imagine the impact thousands of churches and individuals will have as they take up the mantle to pray for our leaders, families, businesses, schools and more,”

    What impact? The impact of wasting all that time?

  7. This makes me think of Hugh Burnett’s cartoons about monks. Crack Prayer Squads are mobilised…

    “Squaaaad Halt !”

    “Squaaaad Kneel !”

    “Squaaaad Prepare to Pray !” …”Jones – are those eyes Closed !?”

    “On my Mark !”

    3…

    2…

    1…

    PRAY!

    Bornschein added. “Imagine the impact thousands of churches and individuals will have as they take up the mantle to pray for our leaders, families, businesses, schools and more, each and every day.”

    to echo Douglas Adams’ observation concerning the effect of supine protests on bulldozers…

    ” None at all “

    Well done

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