Observance Of A National Holiday

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Although the church calendar does not include civil holidays, the message of the gospel does have important implications for life in government and society. Thus, some worship traditions have appropriated readings for selected civil holidays.

Any national holiday is an appropriate occasion for the gathering of Christians for prayer. On such days, suggested readings are Jeremiah 29:4-14 or Micah 4:15; Psalms 20, 33, or 107:1-32; Romans 13:1-10; and Mark 12:13-17. An appropriate prayer is as...


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