National Day Of Prayer
May 6 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Courthouse Square
What is the National Day of Prayer? In 1952, President Truman signed a law stating that one day a year, the President of the United States would declare a National Day of Prayer. In 1988, this law was unanimously amended by the House and Senate, setting aside the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer. It was signed by President Ronald Reagan, and thus our annual observation of the National Day of Prayer as we know it began.
Just think about Christ followers from all across America, from Maine to Hawaii, stopping to pray for America on the same day. Thousands of gatherings will be held in homes, businesses, schools, and churches, from rural counties to urban settings. America is unified in prayer on this day. There are many who also join us from around the world to pray for America. It is truly a special day.
America’s need for prayer has never been more urgent. Watching and reading the news, we know of the unrest, brokenness, division, and tension in our country. Security threats seem to be everywhere, and we often wonder if things will ever get better or just keep getting worse.
Government cannot fix us. Politics will not heal us. Prayer is our avenue to appeal to God on behalf of America and her people. We must cry out to God in desperation, asking for mercy, wisdom, and healing for our nation, our leaders, and our people. Prayer comes before gospel advancement, a movement of God, and revival in the Church. Prayer will move us toward unity like nothing else can.
Prayer is our single greatest action in this moment. We must bring prayer back to the forefront of every part of American life. When we believe God can do anything, we pray like it really matters. God can do more in a moment than we can do in a lifetime. When we pray, we are believing this and depending on God to move.