Thursday, May 7, 2009

No White House Observance for National Day of Prayer

There was no White House observance for the National Day of Prayer this year, breaking tradition with many past years.

"We are disappointed in the lack of participation by the Obama administration," said Shirley Dobson, chairman of the NDP Task Force. "At this time in our country's history, we would hope our president would recognize more fully the importance of prayer."

The White House did eventually release a generic proclamation late in the day Thursday recognizing the National Day of Prayer.