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National Day of Prayer (Part Two): United With One Voice

“So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:6 Today, May 1st, is the National Day of Prayer. Below are the theme, scripture, and prayer for this year’s observance—as well a link to the page where you can watch it live. National Day of Prayer Theme and Scripture The theme for the National Day of Prayer this year is One Voice,... read more

National Day of Prayer (Part One): 5 Reasons to Pray

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Why is it vital that we observe this special day and agree with others in prayer? There are multiple reasons, but today I’d like to consider five: 1. We Are One Nation Under God The National Day of Prayer website features “Still…Under God,” an article by John Bornschein, the Task Force Vice Chairman. Regarding the history of the phrase... read more

From the Archives: Posts on Prayer and Praying for America

  As we pray during the National Day of Prayer, I thought it would be helpful if I compiled a list of relevant posts from the archives: Praying for America For The Nation For The Little Ones Fasts Proclaimed by American Government Leaders National Revival in America: It Comes Down to You and Me America’s Only Hope: Why Aren’t We Utilizing It Interceding for America: Two Points in... read more

America’s Hope: Gun Laws or Spiritual Transformation? (Part One)

As gun law debates rage in the media and the government bodies of this nation, a deeper, more critical issue is being overlooked—the only issue that can change the tide of violence in our nation. I recently saw the video below of Darrell Scott’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Mr. Scott’s daughter, Rachel Scott, was killed in the Columbine High School shooting. His son, Craig, is a... read more

Fasting Day 15: For the Nation

In yesterday’s post, we prayed for the little ones, repenting for the shedding of the innocent blood of over 50 million babies — a sin which has polluted our land and invited God’s judgment. Israel did not escape God’s judgment for killing innocent children…and neither will we. For God is the same yesterday, today and forever. “If God does not judge America, He must... read more

The Response: Event Info

On August 6, the nation will come together at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas for a solemn gathering of prayer and fasting for our country. America is in crisis seemingly on every front…and frankly, it’s easy to feel discouraged. But Scripture teaches us that there is hope – hope in prayer! I urge you to join me this Saturday and set aside time to unite with the tens of thousands of... read more

Fasting Day 14: Praying for Our Government

Paul, in his first letter to Timothy, taught him the proper administration of the local church. Paul also gave instructions for the church’s ministry of prayer. 1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and... read more

America’s Only Hope: Why Aren’t We Utilizing It?

 “God likes to see His people shut up to this, that there is no hope but in prayer.  Herein lies the Church’s power against the world.” – Andrew Bonar I have a sign in my yard. Having it out and displaying its message is the only reason I’m glad I live on a highway that is frequented with steady traffic. The sign says, “PRAYER, America’s Only HOPE, 2 Chron. 7:14” If... read more

National Day of Prayer: Why Pray?

Today is the National Day of Prayer, an event established by an act of Congress that encourages Americans to pray for our nation, its people and its leaders. As you may know, this is our focus each Thursday in the Concert of Prayer. I am passionate about our nation, its history and founding. The fact that we have departed from the principles on which we were founded – the principles by which God’s... read more

Is America a Christian Nation? More Quotes From Our Founders

A Florida school district is being accused in a lawsuit of making a deal with the ACLU to criminalize “protected religious expression,” banning students from saying “God bless” and forcing teachers to “hide in closets to pray.” Two students originally complained that staff or faculty members were expressing their religious views off-campus at events such as off-campus... read more