CWA of Illinois Supports the National Day of Prayer This Thursday, May 7, 2015

By May 4, 2015Illinois
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The 64rd annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) is Thursday, May 7, 2015 – a day set aside by Congress in 1988 for citizens to take time out from their daily schedules to pray for their communities, their nation, and their leaders.

Dr. Jack Graham, 2015 National Day of Prayer Honorary Chairman, wrote a special prayer to be simultaneously read throughout the nation on May 7 at noon EDT (11:00 a.m. Central Time). This recitation will create a huge wave of prayer flowing from one coast to the other, illustrating the unity of God’s people and acknowledging His dominion over the circumstances facing us.

Why not join with millions across America to pray this prayer on May 7? By His grace, God will answer when we call. (Psalm 107:28)

Heavenly Father,

We come to You in the Name that is above every name—Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our hearts cry out to You. Knowing that You are a prayer-answering, faithful God—the One we trust in times like these—we ask that You renew our spirits, revive our churches, and heal our land.

We repent of our sins and ask for Your grace and power to save us. Hear our cry, oh God, and pour out Your Spirit upon us that we may walk in obedience to Your Word. We are desperate for Your tender mercies. We are broken and humbled before You. Forgive us, and in the power of Your great love, lift us up to live in Your righteousness.

We pray for our beloved nation. May we repent and return to You and be a light to the nations. And we pray for our leaders and ask that You give them wisdom and faith to follow You.

Preserve and protect us for You are our refuge and only hope. Deliver us from all fears except to fear You, and may we courageously stand in the Truth that sets us free. We pray with expectant faith and grateful hearts. In Jesus’ Name, our Savior. Amen.

National Day of Prayer events have been slated throughout the nation. Check with your church, local media, or log onto to find a NDP service near you.