There’s been over 140 national days of prayer Since the 1700s to now, America has called for over 140 national days of prayer , humiliation, fasting, and thanksgiving by the President.
The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May , which is today, May 7 . This day observance, designated by the United States Congress, asks people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” For many, prayer is an integral part of daily life.
On May 7, 2020 the theme will be ” Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth” with the text from Habakkuk 2:14. The co-hosts will be Evangelist Will Graham (grandson of Billy Graham) and Kathy Branzell (president of the National Day of Prayer ).
On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer . The National Prayer Committee was formed in the United States in 1972.
The federal government could declare the ‘National Day of Anti-Semitism’ or even declare Christianity the official religion of the United States, but no one would have standing to sue because no one would have to ‘pass by’ those declarations.” On April 15, 2010, Judge Crabb ruled that the statute establishing the
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National Daughters Day falls on September 25. There are many similar holidays that fall around the same time, with World Daughters Day on September 28 and and some other countries choosing to celebrate National Daughters Day on October 1.
Prayer Breakfast or Lunch – Since National Day of Prayer always falls on a Thursday, organize an early morning prayer breakfast (it’s the best way to start the day — just look at Jesus in Mark 1:35!) or an hour of prayer during lunchtime.
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Thank you, God, for leading us in the way that we should go as a nation . In Jesus’ name, I pray , Amen. Lord, you are our Deliverer, and we pray for our nation and our leaders to turn toward righteousness and away from evil. May we not be labeling what is good as evil, or what is evil as good.
The broadcast will be accessible on the National Day of Prayer website, www.nationaldayofprayer.org, on God TV ( channel 258 on Direct TV , channel 267 on Dish, and www.godtv.com for steaming on line). It also may be broadcasted on Facebook live.
March 23, 1798: Proclamation of Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer .
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Canada , Christians are also rising up and calling the nation to prayer . They’re calling for the Canadian Church to pray together as on this Saturday, March 28.
The Women’s World Day of Prayer started in the USA in 1887 when Mary Ellen Fairchild James, wife of Darwin Rush James from Brooklyn, New York, called for a day of prayer for home missions, and Methodist women called for a week of prayer and self-denial for foreign missions.