On the solemn anniversary of D-Day, when thousands of Americans are remembered for sacrificing themselves to preserve our freedom on the beaches of Normandy, citizens from Madison, Morgan, Cullman, and Lawrence counties gathered on the steps of the Cullman County Courthouse to pray. Sponsored by the Madison County Mothers for Liberty and the Cullman Republican Women, this local prayer day featured Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) as the guest speaker.

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Prayers were offered by several attendees, all asking that our representatives at all levels would receive guidance in their daily decisions, and that our country would be protected. Yarbrough provided a brief speech and concluded the gathering with a resounding prayer for our elected officials at the local, state and federal levels, emphasizing the need for our legislators to be guided toward the moral and ethical values that we, as Alabamians, believe should influence them in their decisions – decisions that will affect the people of Alabama now and for years to come.

One of the attendees, a former citizen of the Czech Republic, remarked on how the American people do not realize what a wonderful country they have. She expressed concern that the country is not changing for the better, drawing parallels to her experiences living under a Communist regime and the ideologies she sees being pushed in the United States.

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Grassroots groups throughout the state and nationally are starting to wake up to the necessity of delving into our inner selves and the need to restore the teachings of Christ and the church in our lives, reapplying them to the foundation upon which our country was built. Pastors must stop hiding behind the misconception that they should not be involved in politics. It is their duty to remind their congregations from the pulpit of their civic duty as citizens and Christians. They must ensure that those elected to make critical decisions on our behalf do so with the values we demand for our country and all its citizens.

Additional prayer vigils are planned throughout the North Central Alabama area this summer.

Charles “Kip” Kiplinger, Vice President, North Central Alabama Republican Assembly.

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