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Pray for America – Unity – National Day of Prayer 2018
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.
This year National Day of Prayer is held on Thursday May 3, 2018 (held annually on first Thursday of May)
“There is no great movement of God that has ever occurred that does not begin with the extraordinary prayer of God’s people.” Dr. Ronnie Floyd
This years Bible verse is based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals. (Public Law 105-225)
We shouldn’t not only set one day aside for prayer, but we should pray daily … Actually the Bible commands us to pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Past National Day of Prayers
Below are the blog post about the previous years National Day of Prayer and the themes used. I first started to blog about this day in 2014. I plan to do a blog entry each year on the current years theme and Bible verse etc. So enjoy checking out the previous years themes and Bible verses.
- 2017 – For Your Great Names Sake
- 2016 – Wake Up America
- 2015 – Lord Hear our Cry
- 2014 – One Voice, United in Prayer
Blog Post Prayer
Below are some blog post on Courageous Christian Father on prayer. There are many blog post on this subject on this blog. This is not all of them, just some of them. You can do a search and it will show you more.
- Prayer Wall
- Just Keep Praying, Soon It Will All Be Clear Illustration
- David’s written prayers in Psalms can help us keep a Prayer Journal
- Everyday Life in Prayer
- Stop, Drop and Pray!
- Sweating Blood Prayer
- Many Prayer Request from Missionaries
- Toddler’s Prayer Caught on Baby Monitor
- War Room
- Prayer Journal
- Stop & Pray! Don’t Put it Off!
- Praying over your Christian Ministry!
- Watch & Pray – The Carolina Boys
Types of Prayers
- Fighters Prayer
- Police Officers Prayer
- Jelly Bean Prayer
- Teacher’s Prayer
- Biker’s Prayer
- Single Parents Prayer
- Parent’s Prayer
- Serenity Prayer
I like this quote by Billy Graham.
“Prayer is one of our greatest privileges and also one of our greatest responsibilities”
These fun facts are taken from NationalDayofPrayer.org
- There have been 146 national calls to prayer, humiliation, fasting and thanksgiving by the President of the United States (1789 – 2017).
- There have been 69 Presidential Proclamations for a National Day of Prayer (1952 – 2017). Gerald R. Ford (1976), George H. Bush (1989 – 91), Barack H. Obama (2012), and Donald J. Trump (2017) are the only U.S. Presidents to sign multiple National Day of Prayer Proclamations in the same year.
- Every President since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.
- 35 of the 45 U.S. Presidents have signed proclamations for National Prayer. Three of the Presidents who did not sign a proclamation died while serving in office. Two Presidents, not included in the count—William Howard Taft and Warren Gamaliel Harding, signed proclamations for Thanksgiving and Prayer.
- Records indicate there have been 1,526 state and federal calls for national prayer since 1775 and counting.
More info at: nationaldayofprayer.org