National Day of Prayer at Community Day
Time & Location
About the Event
Come join us at Community Day to fellowship and pray for our nation in a fun and interactive way!!
🌮We will start with a Mexican themed potluck lunch and fellowship time from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm. (Please sign-up and tell us what you are bringing - bring at least enough for what would feed your family plus a few)
🎵We will sing a few songs together, have a flag ceremony, and pray as a group. (Please sign-up to participate in flag ceremony)
🙌We will be praying through the 7 spheres of influence by doing a prayer walk and visiting hands-on prayer stations. (Please sign-up to bring a prayer station)
👉We (Christina, Laura, & Heather) will be reaching out personally to ask several of you to sign-up for specific things. Every family should expect to sign-up for at least 1 thing. Contact Christian, Laura, or Heather to sign-up!!
7 Spheres of Influence:
- Miami County Homeschool Co-op
- Freedom/Liberty (Constitution & Bill of Rights vs. Gospel)
- Gospel and The Great Commission
👉EXPECT TO STAY AND HELP CLEAN UP!!!!!!!!!!
The National Day of Prayer exists to mobilize unified public prayer for America.
The First Thursday of May
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
"Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every religious society has a right to determine for itself the time for these exercises, and the objects proper for them, according to their own particular tenets; and right can never be safer than in their hands, where the Constitution has deposited it."
—Thomas Jefferson, 1808
Significance of the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.
Like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this day has become a national observance placed on all Hallmark calendars and observed annually across the nation and in Washington, D.C. Every year, local, state, and federal observances were held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation. It is estimated that over two million people attended more than 30,000 observances – organized by approximately 40,000 volunteers. At state capitols, county court houses, on the steps of city halls, and in schools, businesses, churches and homes, people stopped their activities and gathered for prayer.
The National Day of Prayer is Ours
The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans. It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. Mrs. Shirley Dobson, NDP chairman emeritus, reminded us: “We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep. I feel if we do not become involved and support the annual National Day of Prayer, we could end up forfeiting this freedom, too.”
Find more information at https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/
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