On Thursday, May 3, 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 2018 National Day of Prayer is “Pray for America – Unity,” based upon Ephesians 4:3, which challenges believers to mobilize unified public prayer for America, “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
“Every town, city, and county in America needs to have a prayer observance for our nation on the upcoming National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, 2018,” said Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the National Day of Prayer, in a blog post.
“America needs to be saturated with prayer on Thursday, May 3,” added the pastor and ministry leader, who is also a member of NRB. “From small towns to state capitals to Washington, DC, as Christ followers, we should do all we can to pray for our nation on this special day.”
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance of prayer for the nation dating back to a call in a joint resolution of Congress signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1952. Every year, local, state, and national observances are held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political, and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for the nation. At state capitol buildings, in county courthouses, on the steps of city halls, and in schools, businesses, churches, and homes, people stop their activities and gather for prayer.
This year, the National Observance in Washington, D.C., will again be held as an evening event and be streamed live online, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.
To learn more, or to find a National Day of Prayer event in your community, visit www.NationalDayofPrayer.org.
By NRB Staff
Published: April 26, 2018