NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION
(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E484-E485]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION

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                         HON. MICHELE BACHMANN

                              of minnesota

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mrs. BACHMANN. Mr. Speaker, for centuries America has been blessed by 
God. Americans today and in previous generations looked to God for 
guidance on both private and national designated days of prayer and 
fasting.

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  At this time of national mourning, as we search for comfort in the 
aftermath of this loss of innocent life, we would be wise to consider 
afresh II Chronicles 7:14: ``If my people, who are called by my name, 
will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their 
wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin 
and will heal their land.''
  I join together with other Americans who have called for September 
11, 2013 to be set aside as a day for personal prayer, reflection and 
fasting, for ourselves and for our Nation.
  As we humble ourselves and pray and seek God's grace, we can take 
assurance from the Holy Scripture that God has promised to hear from 
heaven and will heal our land.

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