Letter to the Editor


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To the editor:

Millions of Americans of all faiths will gather together across the nation at town squares, state capitol steps, stadiums, parks, churches, synagogues and other public places on May 1 to observe the National Day of Prayer.

In Cape Girardeau, believers will unit in prayer to honor God by interceding for our leaders, thanking him for his blessings and asking for forgiveness and guidance. There will be many prayer services available, including two interdenominational services, one at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of City Hall and another at Central High School's auditorium at 7 p.m.

This year's theme, "In God We Trust," refers to more than just the words on our coins. It reflects America's spiritual heritage -- men and women who knew that only through a deep trust in God would the problems of war, depression and hatred be defeated. They knew that honoring our creator was the key to solving our problems at home and abroad. These words, "In God We Trust," also make a statement about our future. Turning to God is still the only solution to the problems we face today in our government, schools, neighborhoods and families.

We can bridge the gap of denominational, cultural and racial barriers by joining millions of Americans as one nation under God and make a difference in the outcome of tomorrow.


Cape Girardeau