The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. This year there are plans underway to spend some time at our courthouse in prayer. To this end, I share the following letter:
"It's almost here!
The day is drawing near.
Christ-followers from all across Wise County are coming together for National Day of Prayer on the Wise County Courthouse lawn.
We hope you will be a part of it!
Thursday, May 2, 2013 is the National Day of Prayer. This has been a part of our Nation's make-up for many years, but there may not have ever have been a time as desperate for our people to come together to seek the Lord's face and favor right now.
We are asking our church, ministry, business, or group to join us in covering the courthouse with prayer from 7 am May 2nd until 7 pm by signing up for a one hour time period in which your group will be on the courthouse lawn praying for our county and our country.
At noon we will have a Prayer Celebration, and we ask everyone to join us. If you can come, we would love to have you here during this time. We will have a short word and several of our pastors and leaders from the area will lead us in prayer over specific prayer-points set out by the National Day of Prayer organizers.
This is to be a great day of the celebration of freedom as well as a petition to see the Lord move in our Nation. Please join us!"
For more information, a copy of the NPD Prayer Points, or to let us know you will cover an hour, please contact:
Psalms 51 Ministries, Wise Co. NPD Coordinator
See you Sunday in the place where prayer makes a difference!
Yours in Christ,Bro. David