“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16
Americans will gather across the nation on Thursday, May 4, 2023, to lift our country in prayer at the 72nd observance of the National Day of Prayer (NDP). Congress set aside the day for Americans to gather to seek God’s guidance, protection, and blessing on our nation.
This year’s NDP event theme is “Pray Fervently in Righteousness and Avail Much.”
Prayer is crucial to the future of America! When we earnestly seek God in prayer for America, we can change the direction our nation will take. When asked about his heart for prayer, NDP 2023 co-host Reverend Sammy Rodriguez explained, “Prayer changes everything! Prayer is heaven’s Wi-Fi, accessible via the passphrase, ‘in the name of Jesus.’ From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible teaches that prayer and repentance result in forgiveness and healing. America is broken. The answer is Jesus. If we pray, God will show up.”
I invite you to join the millions of men and women of faith who will pause, reflect, and cry out to our Heavenly Father, clinging to the truth found in James 5:16, that “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
Ways to Engage in the NDP:
- Go to the National Day of Prayer website and find an NDP gathering in your community and ways you can participate.
- Encourage your pastor and congregation to participate in the National Day of Prayer.
- Host a National Day of Prayer event in your community.
- Invite your family and friends to attend your area’s National Day of Prayer events.
Together, let’s PRAY FERVENTLY IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND AVAIL MUCH!
May God bless America!
For such a time as this,
Dilonna M. Coran