Next Thursday, millions will assemble at thousands of local National Day of Prayer events across the nation, taking time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation, and their leaders.
The theme for the 2015 National Day of Prayer is “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” which emphasizes the need for people, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men.
To further highlight this theme, event organizers have selected as the Scripture for this year I Kings 8:28, which states: “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”
“This annual observance powerfully demonstrates the religious freedoms that were secured by our Founding Fathers who recognized that our innate human rights are inexorably tied to our relationship with the Creator,” commented Shirley Dobson, Chairman of the National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force. “It’s my heartfelt prayer that this year’s theme, ‘Lord, Hear Our Cry,’ will prompt our fellow citizens to turn to God in reverence and humility.”
This year, Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX, has accepted the role as Honorary Chairman for the National Day of Prayer. He will give the keynote address at the National Observance in Washington, DC, to be held at the Cannon House Office Building from 9 a.m. to noon ET.
Other speakers include Rep. Robert Aderholt, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Rev. Father Hathaway, Alex Kendrick, Vonette Bright, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Dr. Dick Eastman, Dr. David Butts, Mr. John Bornschein, and others. Among those in attendance will be NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson and NRB Chairman of the Board Bill Blount.
The 2015 National Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be broadcast live from the Cannon House Office Building on GodTV on Thursday, May 7. The program will also be broadcast on DirecTV channel 365 and streamed live on the National Day of Prayer website.
To learn more, or to find a National Day of Prayer event in your community, visit www.NationalDayofPrayer.org.
By NRB Staff
Published: April 30, 2015