The National Day of Prayer, an event that’s been part of our nation for hundreds of years, is being sued by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. We need your help to save it.

The National Day of Prayer Task Force is being sued by a radical group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). Among other things, FFRF claims that the day of prayer is “hostile.”

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. ADF is defending the National Day of Prayer Task Force - a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer - in this outrageous lawsuit, free of charge. The attorneys at ADF know this suit has no merit and are working hard to ensure Americans can join together for the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7, 2009, without fear.

You can help too. Encourage Shirley Dobson, the chair of the National Day of Prayer and a defendant in this lawsuit, by sending her a note through the website link below. There, you can also sign a petition to President Barack Obama, who will have the opportunity to support the National Day of Prayer by issuing a presidential proclamation – an action taken by every president in the Oval Office since 1952, when Congress passed a law declaring it a national event. Let President Obama know this is important to you, and our country.

Learn more at the website http://www.SaveTheNDOP.org/?ref=E0309FB1

1. Prayer is a fundamental right of expression, protected by the Constitution.

2. Praying for our nation and our leaders is a gesture that millions of Americans make each year.

3. Any attempt to restrict an American’s right to publicly pray is a gross violation of religious liberty.