National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 4th. Originally established in 1952, the National Day of Prayer is a day when people of all faiths are asked to pray for our nation. In 1775, the Continental Congress made a proclamation that created “a day of public humility, fasting, and prayer.”

There are not any specific rules for how to pray on National Day of Prayer, but there is a theme. The theme this year is “Pray Fervently in Righteousness and Avail Much.” This is from James 5:16, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

We encourage you to take time today to pray for the leaders of our country, government officials and employees, first responders, military members, and citizens. The last few years have been divisive and discouraging times. Prayer is powerful, and our God is able.