Skip to comments.62nd Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer (NDP) is Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Posted on 04/24/2013 10:05:25 PM PDT by Perseverando
NEWS RELEASE April 8, 2013
Director, Public Relations
The National Day of Prayer Task Force
PRAY FOR AMERICA
AMERICANS TO UNITE AND PRAY ON THURSDAY, MAY 2ND, FOR THE 62ND ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO (April 8, 2013) As our nation struggles with continued economic insecurity, vast healthcare reform, and countless challenges to our constitutional rights, citizens of the United States are preparing to exercise their freedom to gather, worship, and pray. Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 2nd in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer. Organized events will be held in thousands of public venues where intercession will be made for America and its leadership.
This years theme, Pray for America, is based on Matthew 12:21 which reminds us that In His name the nations will put their hope. National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force Chairman Shirley Dobson, wife of Family Talk founder Dr. James Dobson, has said that, The American people continue to be plagued with challenges that defy simple answers, and our hope lies in humbly seeking the Almightys guidance, protection, and blessing not only on the National Day of Prayer, but throughout the year.
Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship and Founder of Harvest Crusades Greg Laurie will serve as the 2013 Honorary Chairman of the NDP Task Force and will give the keynote address at the National Observance in Washington, D.C., to be held at the Cannon House Office Building.
To learn more, or to find a National Day of Prayer event in your community, visit www.NationalDayofPrayer.org
About the National Day of Prayer
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.
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may almighty God once again save America.
God can certainly save America, but it seems so many people just want to be saved from God. That is a very dangerous opinion to have.
It’s definitely way past time for repentance and turning back to God.
NORTHWEST ILLINOIS NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SERVICES
NDP Breakfast, Community Building Complex, 8 AM;
Boone County NDP Service, Big Thunder Park 12 NOON
CEDARVILLE: Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, 7 PM
DAVIS: Faith Community Church, 6 PM
DIXON: YMCA, 7 PM
EAST DUBUQUE: St. Marys Parish, 5 PM prayers
GALENA/ELIZABETH: Crossroads Community Church, Galena Convention Center, 7 PM
FORRESTON: Prairie Dell Church, 7:30 PM
Stephenson County Prayer Breakfast, 7:15 am, Stephenson County Farm Bureau, FREE (815-297-2918)
Stephenson County Courthouse Prayer for the Nation Ceremony: Concert 11:15 am, FREE LUNCH, Ceremony: Noon
Immanuel Lutheran Church: Prayer, 7am 6:30 pm; SERVICE 6:30 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Special NDP Mass for our Country, 5:15 pm
First Church of the Nazarene, NDP Service, 7 pm
GERMAN VALLEY: Grace Valley Christian Reformed Church, 7 PM
HANOVER: Hanover Presbyterian Church, 7 PM
LANARK: Church of the Brethren, 4 PM
LENA: Community Church Service; Lena United Methodist Church, 7 PM
MILLEGEVILLE: Will observe NDP at LANARK
Church on a Hill, 6 pm
Carroll County Courthouse Ceremony, Noon
OREGON: Community Churches, check for times
POLO: Ogle County Evening NDP Service: Polo Crossroads Church, 7 PM
PEARL CITY: Zion Community Church, 7 PM
ROCHELLE: City Hall, NOON
ROCKTON: Rockton Village Park, NOON
ROCK CITY: Rock City UM Church, 7 PM
Annual Leadership Prayer Lunch, Clock Tower Resort, 11:15 am 815/633-6261
Rockford Region NDP Prayer Service, Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main, 7 PM
SAVANNA: Will observe NDP at MT. CARROLL
SHANNON: Shannon Baptist Church, 9 AM
City of God, Prayer 8AM,
Mayors Breakfast: 1st Church of the Nazarene 7AM
STOCKTON : Stockton Park House, Breakfast & Prayer 6:30 AM
THOMSON: York Community Congregational Church, 10 AM
WARREN: 1st Baptist Church, Prayer, 5/2, 7 PM
WINSLOW: Town FlagpoleNOON
Area nursing homes will be observing NDP.
BIBLE PROMISES FOR AMERICA
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyonefor kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-2
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12
May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You. Psalm 33:22
If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and change their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive them and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34
For those who honor Me, I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 Samuel 2:30b
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Matthew 5:13-15
Hear my voice when I call, O Lord, have mercy on me and answer. You have said, Seek My face, and my heart says to You, Your presence, O Lord, I seek. Psalm 27:7-8
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 35:17-19
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. Psalm 33:22
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. Psalm 91:2
Behold the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him. On those who hope for His mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Psalm 33:18-19