Did you know that today, the first Thursday of May, is the 64th annual National Day of Prayer?
Did you know this designation is a law passed by The United States Congress?
Did you know that each year the President of the United States signs an annual proclamation declaring the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer?
Did you know that millions of people will gather today in thousands of locations to pray for our nation?
The mission of the National Day of Prayer Committee is "to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture."
This year's theme is, "Lord, Hear our Cry" from 1 Kings 8:28 which says, "Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day."
This year's special prayer, which we all are encouraged to publicly or privately read simultaneously at noon EDT today, is as follows:
We come to You in the Name that is above every name—Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our hearts cry out to You.
Knowing that You are a prayer-answering, faithful God—the One we trust in times like these—we ask that You renew our spirits, revive our churches, and heal our land.
We repent of our sins and ask for Your grace and power to save us. Hear our cry, oh God, and pour out Your Spirit upon us that we may walk in obedience to Your Word.
We are desperate for Your tender mercies. We are broken and humbled before You.
Forgive us, and in the power of Your great love, lift us up to live in Your righteousness.
We pray for our beloved nation. May we repent and return to You and be a light to the nations. And we pray for our leaders and ask that You give them wisdom and faith to follow You.
Preserve and protect us, for You are our refuge and only hope.
Deliver us from all fears except to fear You, and may we courageously stand in the Truth that sets us free.
We pray with expectant faith and grateful hearts.
In Jesus’ name, our Savior.
Let's all set a calendar reminder for noon EDT today and pray this prayer in unison. Please share this post and let's get the word out!
Are you in?
Until every church disciples every man…
PS: You can read the President's proclamation and learn more at http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org.