NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018
Ephesians 4:3 "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit
through the bond of peace."
The 67th Annual National Day of Prayer theme this year is PRAY FOR AMERICA - UNITY! Prayer brings people together. Prayer builds bridges between opposing persons and even political parties. Prayer reminds us that we are created in God's image and He desires for us to represent Him everywhere we go. Prayer brings UNITY. As the 2018 National Day of Prayer approaches, individuals, churches, and communities will be challenged to mobilize unified public prayer for America. "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
"The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. Prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning." www.nationaldayofprayer.org
We encourage all 56 of our Southern Baptist churches to participate in recognizing this very important day!
Dr. Larry Felkins
Theme Resources (http://www.nationaldayofprayer.net/)
Event Ideas: (http://nationaldayofprayer.nationbuilder.com/events)
WHAT CAN I DO? Below is what one of our CBA churches is doing this year to promote National Day of Prayer 2016.
"What is our community doing on May 5, 2016, for the National Day of Prayer?" , a question asked during a regular meeting of the prayer circle at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Deciding that few even knew about it, they began to pray for direction. A determination was made to visit all the businesses and churches in the area and ask each to join them in praying the National Prayer, written by Dr. Tony Evans.
A list was compiled of businesses, churches, and schools in the area and a campaign began to encourage everyone to participate and pray for our nation at the appointed day and time.
Posters will be made, flyers printed, as well as the National Prayer written by Tony Evans. Each person determined the places they would visit. When talking with a business owner we would inform him of why we were visiting, ask if he/she would participate by allowing us to put a flyer on his business door and then on Thursday, May 5th, ask his/her employees and patrons to pray the national prayer as they read it. Churches will be contacted to plan a program for all that could attend and pray the prayer. Students at local schools will be encouraged to talk with the administration and determine if they might lead the prayer on May 5th at their school.
Ebenezer Baptist Church encourages everyone to reach out and cause many more to be aware of the need for prayer on Thursday, May 5th, as well as each and every day of the year.