National Day of Prayer May 3, 2018

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“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.” Eph. 6:18

The National Day of Prayer Task Force concentrates on the need to pray for the well-being of America and for those in leadership on all levels of national, church and educational areas of influence. The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday of May. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

During President Barack Obama’s term, he chose not to personally participate nor host events for the National Day of Prayer at the White House. He did, however, write a proclamation for the day of prayer every year of his presidency.

This government-proclaimed day is offered to all Americans to ‘turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.’ However, the efforts of the NDP Task Force are executed specifically in accordance with its Judeo-Christian beliefs. Their Statement of Faith is here.

By contrast, the National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event that began in 1953 (1 year after the National Day of Prayer) and takes place on the first Thursday of February. The National Prayer Breakfast is coordinated by The Fellowship Foundation and is predominately an interfaith prayer gathering.

We urge you to join us and all the others in prayer, with gratitude, for the blessings and favor God has granted to this country, in repentance for the many offenses done by our country, and in hope and trust for our future care. more…