National Day of Prayer

national-day-of-prayerOn May 4, prayer gatherings are being planned at a variety of churches, city halls and community locations throughout South Florida for the National Day of Prayer. A prayer breakfast is being planned at the Miramar Community Center from 7 – 9 a.m. Visit www.gobridgechurch.org/upcoming-events/ to register. There will be prayer facilitated at the Miramar City Hall Flag Pole from 12 noon – 12:30 p.m. and The Bridge Church, located at 9300 Pembroke Road in Miramar, is planning a time of Prayer and Praise in the evening. For more information on these and other events, contact National Day of Prayer Coordinator Stella Tokar at boldconsulting@live.com. You can also contact your local church or city hall directly to find out if they have events planned or check the national event website at nationaldayofprayer.org.

Many Christian’s are unaware that they live in a nation that has a law in place requiring our President proclaim a National Day of Prayer each year on the first Thursday in May.

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)

As citizens and residents of the United States and as believers in Christ Jesus,we not only have a spiritual responsibility according to 1 Timothy 2:1-2 to pray, but a civic duty as well to heed our President’s call to stand in the gap for our nation. Who but God’s people have the ability to enter into the very throne room of Heaven with prayers and petitions!

Our theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God…”. As the 2017 National Day of Prayer on May 4th approaches, thousands of individuals, churches, and communities will be working to rally millions of Christian’s to once again heed this call!

Scripture tells us again and again that our fervent prayer is effective. That our loving God responds to His children’s earnest pleas in mighty ways that avail much, and ultimately determine the course of history. If you would like to sponsor an event, become a volunteer, or obtain resources to help promote an event in your area, visit our website at www.nationaldayofprayer.org.

 

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