Please join us for the 2020 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER on May 7th. On that day, we encourage you to prayer walk in your neighborhood as a family. There will also be an online broadcast for the National Day of Prayer from 7 to 9 p.m. CT at https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/. This will be a wonderful time to join our hearts to call on the Lord, even when we are not yet able to pray together in person. Until then, we have included links on how to pray and for ways to pray for our country.
WHY PRAY FOR AMERICA?
God is the only hope for America. Our hope does not rest in our economics, elections, or even education. It is only by the grace and goodness of God that He inclines His ear to hear our prayer. Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests by made known to God.”
In these days where anxious thoughts, words, and deeds darken our nation we can rejoice that God never changes. God is not shaken but shines in the darkness as He “is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Cor. 4:6.
Prayer taps into God’s wisdom, strength, protection and peace. He stands ready to respond to our needs when we humbly ask for divine intervention in the affairs of men. His glory shines and is spread across America as we humble ourselves in prayer and exalt Him in praise.
In humble prayer we turn from sin to seek God’s face and the promises in 2 Chronicles 7:14, knowing that change, healing and transformation only comes through prayer!
2020 NATIONAL PRAYER
Lord, we exist to give You glory. We exist because of Your glory, and in Your glory, as our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. We give you thanks and praise for every breath and moment You have given to us. We repent of our sin; for the shameful things we have done against You and for our silence when we did not speak up to proclaim Your Name, profess Your Word or protect and practice Your will. We ask Your forgiveness.
We pray that the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will spread across our nation and the entire earth as we seek Your Kingdom and righteousness; as we walk in obedience to You, and in humble unity, love one another. Jesus, the Bible says that You are ‘the knowledge of the glory of the Lord.” You have taught us to pray, commanded us to love, and commissioned us to share Your gospel of grace. Your glory fills our hearts and families, it overflows into our neighborhoods, workplaces, campuses, churches, in our entertainment and media. We give thanks for our military and ask that Your glory would spread to, and through them as they preserve freedom around the world. We pray for our government, that all of our leaders and laws would be filled with Your glory, that they would magnify Your Holy Word and honor Your will and ways. We pray that Your grace and glory would spread to bring hope to the hopeless, and love where there is hurt and hate. God, use us as we pray your promise, that “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the lord as the waters cover the sea.” Amen!