National Day of Prayer
May 3rd, 2018 is National Day of Prayer. Some of you might be wondering, “Why do we need a specific DAY of prayer?” And, well, that’s a great question.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 and signed into law by President Truman. In 1988, President Reagan signed into law designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Since 1952, every president has signed a proclamation for National Day of Prayer.
Prayer is different for each person, but it is a two-way relationship between man and God. Prayer is a time to communicate and converse with our Father at any given time. Scripture tells us that we are to pray for one another and reassures us that our Lord hears and answers prayer.
This day, National Day of Prayer, was created to bring people together. The hope is that individual people, churches and spiritual leaders in America will unify and pray for America as a nation. This is a day for people to put all differences aside and remind us that we are all created in His image. Prayer is our greatest need, and the hope of this day is that we can all become a visible union.
The theme for 2018 is Pray for America- Unity, based on the scripture Ephesians 4:3: Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
So, today, pray like you always do. Find an event in your community. Volunteer at an event. Support the community. Pray together for America.