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During the National Day of Prayer, we remember the principles our nation was founded on. Our founders were unabashed in their support for religious liberty and enshrined this great right in the First Amendment of our Constitution.

We must remember that prayer, made in good faith to a loving God, helped build this great nation. As President Ronald Reagan once said in a radio address to the nation on prayer in 1982,

“It’s said that prayer can move mountains. Well, it’s certainly moved the hearts and minds of Americans in their times of trial and helped them to achieve a society that, for all its imperfections, is still the envy of the world and the last, best hope of mankind.”

Faith is a bedrock of our great country. To have the freedom for our faiths to flourish, government can never infringe upon our most basic freedoms. On this day of prayer, let us recommit ourselves to upholding religious liberty, and lift our prayers that America will be blessed with an even brighter future.