JOE Biden is under fire after failing to mention God in his National Day of Prayer declaration as prominent Reverend Franklin Graham warned the president “there is no one else to pray to.”
Biden issued the proclamation on Thursday, as he is required to by law, but was mocked by Republicans and religious leaders for the obvious omission.
Biden is being slammed for failing to mention God in his National Day of Prayer declaration[/caption]
Biden issued a National Day of Prayer proclaimation on Thursday[/caption]
During his remarks, the president, who identifies as a devout Catholic, applauded the United States’ “remarkable religious vitality and diversity.”
He also noted “the power of prayer to provide hope and uplift us for the work ahead” and quoted late congressman John Lewis.
Yet, who the American people would be praying to was not mentioned on any occasion.
In contrast, according to Fox, Donald Trump mentioned God eleven times in his National Day of Prayer declaration in 2020, seven times in 2019, and five times in both 2017 and 2018.
Reverend Franklin Graham slammed Biden for the declaration[/caption]
Trump (pictured with Graham) mentioned God 11 times in 2020[/caption]
President Barack Obama also mention God twice in his last declaration in 2016 and George W. Bush mentioned a deity four times in his final 2008 proclamation.
Graham, an Evangelist, slammed Biden on Fox News on Thursday night, claiming that “of course we need to call on God.”
He said he could not understand why God was completely left out of the proclamation.
“I’m not sure that [Biden] even knows,” said Graham, who runs the North Carolina-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association founded by his late father.
“It was probably a staff person that wrote it and maybe not even ran it by him — because I don’t think Joe Biden would have approved that one.
“This is a National Day of Prayer,” Graham continued.
BIden identifies as a devout Catholic[/caption]
“Of course we need to call on God – and not just some generic ‘gods’ or some ‘power’ in the air – but on God himself, the Creator who made and created this Earth and who sent his Son, Jesus Christ from Heaven to this Earth to save mankind from sin by dying on a cross.
“There is no one else to pray to except to God.”
“I was deeply saddened to read that President Biden is the first president to omit the word ‘God’ in his proclamation,” he had previously said in a Facebook post.
“That speaks volumes doesn’t it? It is hard to believe we have come this far.”
Texas senator Ted Cruz also took a hit out at the president.
“Our Government, which art in Washington, hallowed be thy taxes…” he joked in a tweet.
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The first Thursday in May is always designated as a National Day of Prayer, a day on which Americans “may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”
The tradition was first started by President Harry Truman, a Democrat.
It was formalized as an official holiday by Ronald Reagan.