What is The National Day of Prayer?
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
Our 2023 Theme is:
PRAY FERVENTLY IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND AVAIL MUCH
JAMES 5:16B "THE EFFECTIVE, FERVENT PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN AVAILS MUCH.
Why is it important?
We have bold access to His throne and passionate confidence as we pray – because HE HAS ESTABLISHED US in this nation and is working in the heavenlies to accomplish all that He has purposed – as we PRAY FOR AMERICA!
How can I be involved?
PRAYING AROUND THE CLOCK:
Pray throughout the day, wherever you are, whatever you are doing. Specifically, we as a prayer and worship team at The River ask you to take action by signing up for a 15-minute time slot during the day during which you are committing pray. You can do this individually, with friends, or with your family. We are not meeting in person for the event, but we are committing to covering the entire day in prayer - with your help!
5:15PM - Join us for a chili dinner.
6PM - We will spend time together in prayer and worship.
What should I pray for?
Resources/ideas on the National Day of Prayer Website
Prayers of confession
Prayers of praise and gratitude
Prayers for God’s kingdom
Prayers for our families
Prayers for our communities
Prayers for the sick and hurting
Prayers for the suffering and in need
Resource links from our Prayer and Worship team:
Pray for the Ukraine.
Pray that God will fill our hearts with his abounding love.
Pray for the end of hate and violence.
Pray for the leaders of our country.
Pray for the positive influence of grandparents in their grandchildren’s lives.