National Day of Prayer - This Thursday
This coming Thursday, May 2, is our National Day of Prayer. Christians and churches across American are observing this day, reflecting on the reality of II Chronicles 7:14: “If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Our church doors will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can find an area in the church building to pray. If electrical work is being done in the worship center, you can find a room in the hallway in which you can pray. Here are ways you can pray:
1. ASK GOD TO BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord—the people He has chosen to be His own possession!” Psalm 33:12
Ask God to forgive us as a nation for our sinful choices and ways, covering us with His Son’s blood, and extending blessing and favor upon the United States of America because of His great mercy.Ask God to bless America spiritually in a new and fresh way and move us to return to the Lord our God.Ask God to bless America by raising up godly leaders in all areas of our nation: locally, regionally, statewide, and nationally.Ask God to bless America economically so that all people in our nation will be blessed and so we can be a blessing to the entire world.Ask God to bless America by securing our nation from all evil and harm from within our nation and from outside our nation.
2. PRAY FOR AMERICANS TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER, BEGINNING AMONG CHRIST FOLLOWERS
“Love one another. Just as I have loved you…” John 13:34
The present anger, division, and broken relationships in America are calling us to pray for and take all necessary actions to remember God’s love for us so we will love one another.God is the only One who can bring unity, harmony, and oneness in America; therefore, we look only to Him in prayer, asking for this love to prevail.Call upon God to create a major Love One Another movement across America and empower us to make every effort to live in unity with one another, call for unity, and continually forward unity in America.
3. PRAY FOR THE CENTERS OF INFLUENCE IN AMERICA
“First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2
Pray for the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the United States government to value one another, respect one another, and work together for the good of our nation.Pray for America’s military, its leaders, and all personnel to be protected by God, and for the courage to depend upon God.Pray for the members of our media in America to be respectful of all people, bearing truth, and inspiring our nation with stories about loving one another.Pray for America’s businesses to have leaders of integrity, be creators of economic blessing, and givers to the community.Pray for America’s centers of education to create a culture of respect and love for one another.Pray for the churches of America to model and be examples of love for another, inspiring a Love One Another movement to occur.Pray for the families in America to return to the biblical model, creating families that practice forgiveness and love.