OK, I've got a prayer for you...
In a country that was founded on the principle of separation of Church & State, we have a government-sanctioned "National Day of Prayer!"
President Harry Truman established the first one as a national event, back in 1952. For the last eight years, during the George W. Bush administration, the White House held a service in the East Room.
Thankfully, that won't happen this year.
According to press secretary Robert Gibbs, the president prays every day, and understands the role that prayer plays. And although he signed a proclamation recognizing the day, he will not host any "prayer" events in the White House.
There is a privately-funded group, called the National Day of Prayer Task Force, headed by Shirley Dobson (yes, James Dobson's wife), whose mission is "to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family."
In my view, religion has NO PLACE in four of those seven "centers of power". So, today, in the privacy of my own home, I'll pray that you people who want to insinuate your own ideas of morality on the rest of us keep your church and religious beliefs out of my government, military, media and educations.