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CWA of Missouri Recommends: National Day of Prayer
May 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The 67th annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) is Thursday, May 3, 2018 — 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.
The theme for 2018 is UNITY and is based on Ephesians 4:3, “Making every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.”
Jill Noble, CWA of Missouri’s Area Director for Greater Kansas City and the Missouri Director of NDP, will be the Master of Ceremonies at the NDP event at the state capitol on May 3 at noon. She will be joined by Don Hinkle, Editor of The Pathway; Rabbi Eukel, Joplin; Dr. Larry Lewis , former President for Hannibal-LaGrange University; Bishop Mark S. Rivituso, J.C.L., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis; Will Ford III, Will Ford Ministries; and music by Sylvia Ferguson.
National Day of Prayer events have been slated throughout the nation. Log onto nationaldayofprayer.com to find a NDP service near you.
Ronnie W. Floyd, President of National Day of Prayer, stated:
Praying for America personally, in your church, and in a National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 3, is a responsibility of each Bible-believing follower of Jesus Christ. This video tool is a way to pray for our country. Use it personally between now and the National Day of Prayer. Use it in your church worship services before or after May 3. Use it in an observance of the National Day of Prayer. Join me in the 2018 National Prayer for America.
Dear Heavenly Father, while we come to You in complete humility, we also come to You with boldness in the authoritative name of Your One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, who is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. In Jesus’ name, fill us with Your Holy Spirit and lead us as we pray in Jesus’ name for America.
Oh God, we are burdened for our nation today. We turn from the sins that we have committed against Your Word and Your Name. We turn away from our contentious words and ways toward one another that has led us to division and polarization. We turn away from our disrespect and our lack of dignity toward each other, and we turn away from our continual devaluation of all human life from the womb until death in this world. We also turn away from and refuse to participate in skepticism, criticism, and cynicism in our nation. We turn away from anything that divides us, and we run toward the gospel of Jesus Christ that is the only thing that has the power to unite us together.
Lord, in this critical hour in our nation, we pray for unity in America. Only You can bring unity, harmony, and oneness in America. As Your word calls us in Ephesians 4:3, “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace,” we ask You to empower us to make every effort to live in unity, to call for unity, and to forward unity in America continually.
We pray for the churches in America to unify in Jesus Christ and to pray as one unified spiritual family for America. May Your Church pray for America passionately, perpetually, privately, and publicly.
We pray for God’s power to unify families, workplaces, communities, and cities in America. By Your Spirit, lead us to forgiveness, reconciliation, healing, and unity.
We pray for all people of all ethnicities and races in America to come together as one, living in peace and unity together. Oh Lord, because You have created each of us in Your image, please give us the courage to stand against all racial and ethnic division, denouncing it as evil and sinful, while simultaneously coming together in unity with all persons, knowing this God’s will for us.
We pray in unity for the security of our nation. We ask You to preserve the United States of America from the forces of evil that are threatening our lives and our future. God, please guard all persons in public and private settings from anyone or anything that desires to harm us or take our lives. Our future is in Your hands.
We agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America. Oh Lord, wake up Your Church spiritually and convict Your people to agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily until the next Great Spiritual Awakening occurs in our generation.
Oh God, we stand together upon Your words in Psalm 133:1, “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony.” Through Jesus’ name and by the power of God’s Holy Spirit, we pray for all Americans to unify and to live together in unity.
In the mighty and majestic name of Jesus Christ, who is the Only Savior and the Only Hope in this world, we pray. Amen.
Now is the Time to Lead and to Pray for America.