FDR’s D-Day Prayer

Thursday's Editorial - June 5, 2014


1.  Were you surprised to read that President Roosevelt addressed the nation in prayer?  Explain your answer.

2.  The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, entertain, praise or answer. What do you think is the purpose of Warren Kozak's editorial? Explain your answer.

3. Has Mr. Kozak caused you to think differently about an American president leading our nation in prayer?  Explain your answer.

[Note: Presidential prayer has been a part of our American history.  President Abraham Lincoln quoted the Bible, Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” in his Presidential proclamation during the Civil War, calling for “a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer.”  Is it good that American presidents no longer call on Almighty God for strength, blessing and mercy?]