The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 2.
“PRAY FOR AMERICA”
This year’s theme, “Pray for America”, is based on Matthew 12:21 which reminds us that “In His name the nations will put their hope.” About the National Day of Prayer
Billy Graham's Prayer:
"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveess and to seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good, but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our vlaues. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to disiplline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and set us free. Amen!"
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.
Last Year's Requests Included: World Peace, family concerns: illness, death, divorce, addictions, for jobs, for strength of character; for someone's Pastor, that God will bless America. Thankfulness: for husband, God's Blessings, for America - my country, for surviving cancer