For Immediate Release: May 6, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Biden’s Proclamation Without God Falls Short
Washington, D.C.: “Today Americans will gather in their communities to pray for our nation and seek the Lord’s blessing,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “As we gather at city halls, flagpoles, churches, workplaces, homes, and the centers of our communities, let us take this time to reflect on America’s legacy of national prayer and fasting and thanksgiving.
“The words of President Abraham Lincoln are particularly fitting today as our nation faces sharp division,” Martin concluded. “Lincoln’s 1863 proclamation provides a particularly stark contrast with President Biden’s lackluster, cookiecutter proclamation today, calling for prayer but failing even once to mention God.”
From Lincoln’s Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day, 1863:
“…let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.”
Martin concluded, “Today I pray that the Lord would heal our nation and its people. May He bless you today as you humble yourself and seek Him, and may God bless America.”