Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Answer the Call - Stand in the Gap

In response to an address that the Reverend Billy Graham gave on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in February 1952, a bill calling for an annual National Day of Prayer was unanimously passed through Congress, then signed by President Harry Truman on April 17, 1952 (Public Law 82-324).                     On January 25, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the designation for the first Thursday in May to be set aside each year as an annual observance for the National Day of Prayer (Public Law 100-307), followed by President Bill Clinton signing... Read more >>

First Thursday Call to Prayer, February 2nd, 2017

 National Prayer for 2017 Hear Us…Forgive us…Heal us! For the Glory of Your Great Name We worship You, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  You are the living God of our nation’s founding fathers: George Washington, John Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, and many others.  When we pledge our allegiance, it’s as one nation under You.  Every time we use American money to buy or sell, we make the statement that in You we have placed our trust. We acknowledge that You are the One who has set us high above... Read more >>

First Thursday Call to Prayer, January 5th, 2017

23 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; 24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24 Great God of creation. We bow before You boasting of Your greatness and Your glory. No one compares to You.  No one is Your equal. We look at Your creation and marvel at the infinite power and wisdom that are Yours.  Nothing is beyond Your reach. “You bring out... Read more >>

2016 Impact Report - Impacting our Nation through Prayer

Dear Friends, What an honor it is to address you from my position as the Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force! Although I have been in a steep learning curve during these past six months, and am still discovering so much that I have yet to learn, I am confident God has given me this assignment “for such a time as this.” Thank you for your prayers as well as for your encouraging words through emails and notes. I have been made to feel very much a part of the NDP family. It’s interesting that at the... Read more >>

First Thursday Call to Prayer, December 1, 2016

PRINCE OF PEACE For to us a child is born, To us a son is given, And the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. Isaiah 9:6-7  Beloved Baby of Bethlehem. We stand in awe with the shepherds of old and gaze into the manger crib.  We are riveted by the sight of Your tiny face, as awareness dawns that we are looking into the face of God! You are the Hope of the world. The Light that... Read more >>

#GivingTuesday - November 29, 2016

What Is #GivingTuesday? Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement. Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled... Read more >>

With Thanksgiving

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7 One of the spheres of influence that we focus prayer on at the National Day of Prayer Task Force, is the FAMILY. Bill Bright and Loren Cunningham called the family one of the seven key ‘mind... Read more >>

Pray LIVE with Franklin Graham the Night Before Election Day

On Nov. 8, Americans will vote for their next president, along with other local and state leaders. Franklin Graham has called it “the most critical election of our lifetime” and urges people to join him in praying for the nation the day before. You can pray along with him live on Facebook Monday, Nov. 7, at 9 p.m. ET. Encourage your friends and family to pray, too, by visiting Franklin Graham’s Facebook page at the designated time. Franklin Graham is also strongly encouraging Christians to get out and vote. “In the last presidential election, it’s estimated that 20-30 million Christians stayed home,” he said recently. “We... Read more >>

Esther Fast for America

  Fasting, coupled with the power of prayer, has been called aggressive humility in action.  Our desire is to humble ourselves before God and intercede for Him to move, as in the times of Esther, to save our nation. At our recent National Prayer Assembly in Washington, DC, our attention was drawn to the Old Testament book of Esther. The entire Jewish nation faced extermination. Queen Esther called her people, the Jews, to join her in fasting (without food or water) for three days before she approached the king on their behalf.  IF you are able, will you respond YES to this call to an Esther Fast for... Read more >>

First Thursday Call to Prayer, November 3, 2016

Jehovah-Nissi Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner.  He said, “For hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord.” Exodus 17:15-16 Every Thanksgiving my father, and his father before him, would read Psalm 100 to those who gathered. Please join with me in our family tradition: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness: Come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; We are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with... Read more >>