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Does Prayer Really Work?


John BornscheinOn May 1, 2014, the National Day of Prayer (NDP) will take place and millions of Americans will unite at more than 42,000 locations from coast to coast to pray. Every year there is a theme that the Chairman of the NDP Task Force, Mrs. Shirley Dobson, wife of Family Talk founder, Dr. James Dobson, will select as a rally cry, and this year the theme is “One Voice, United in Prayer”, based on Romans 15:6.So, this begs the question; does prayer really work? After all, why would millions of people stop what they are doing, gather together and... Read more >>

Invite Your Community to Pray


As you prepare to unite in ONE VOICE on May 1st for the National Day of Prayer, we wanted to let you know about a strategic partnership the National Day of Prayer Task Force has made with Outreach Inc., the largest provider of church outreach products and services in the world! To continue to serve the needs of those hosting National Day of Prayer events, Outreach is pleased to offer an extensive line-up of customizable outreach materials to help you mobilize your community to prayer. When we say ‘customizable’, this means you’re able to add your location name, dates, times,... Read more >>

Unity: Growth, Gain and Glory


Kathy Branzell“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron's beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing - life forever.” Psalm 133:1-3 (NAS)What images pop into your head when you hear the word, “unity?” I picture peace, joy, love, patience and even discipleship or mentoring, kindness, … oh, wait! I picture the fruit of the... Read more >>

United in Prayer


Dion ElmoreThe other day, a friend of mine sent me an email containing an observation that he had made. He was questioning why so many in the church seem to use two particular verses in Matthew, chapter 18, as texts to illustrate prayer.  His perspective was that they were not about prayer in specific at all, but in the context, of church discipline. Most will be familiar with verses 18 and 19, "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. "Again, I... Read more >>

Answered Prayer and Deliberate Sin


Shirley DobsonDoes God answer the prayers of a Christian who deliberately sins? When asked that question, theologian R.C. Sproul responded this way: When we refer to Christians who deliberately sin, we’re talking about every Christian who ever lived, and we’re talking about something that Christians do every day of their lives. We can talk about sins that are committed in ignorance and so on, but I hope we recognize that the vast majority of the sins we commit are done deliberately. We sin because we want to, because we choose to. If God refused to hear the prayers of Christians... Read more >>

National Prayer Call


Join Shirley Dobson, Lisa Crump, John Bornschein, Dion Elmore and a panel of special guests as we PRAY FOR AMERICA.  WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2014TIME: 10:00-11:30 p.m. Eastern Time ZoneHOW: Call 712-432-0075 (enter PIN: 4961322#)   Read more >>

One Voice, United in Prayer


John BornscheinIn 1620, William Bradford and the brave men and women of faith aboard the Mayflower declared America to be “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” Later it was President George Washington who said that the twin pillars essential for supporting a successful society are morality and religion. John Adams, our second president specified that the “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were … the general principles of Christianity.”So, where are we today? Are we still a Christian nation? For those of us who align with this faith, the easy answer... Read more >>

Fellowship with God


Shirley DobsonWarm greetings from the National Day of Prayer Task Force (NDP)!  As we draw closer to this year’s National Day of Prayer on May 1, I want to take this opportunity to share the importance of your ongoing partnership in our efforts.  Since 1952, when Congress established an annual day of prayer, millions of Americans have gathered each year in churches, synagogues, schools, parks, and other venues to intercede for our nation.  Today we face extremely difficult times and daunting challenges, from economic turmoil to the threat of terrorism to moral confusion and decline.  It behooves us, then, to... Read more >>

Praying for Revival


Commissioner Tim EcholsSome years ago, Ken Wales produced a movie called “Amazing Grace” about the remarkable life of William Wilberforce.  Wilberforce, a Member of Parliament who took office after the Revolutionary War, not only changed Britain, but impacted the world.  For those of praying for revival in America, there is much to learn from his life.Most historians remember Wilberforce as the man who, through passionate conviction and dogged determination, almost single-handedly achieved the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire in 1807.  In fact, after his death in 1833, black leaders in New York City heralded him as... Read more >>

Are You One?


Lisa CrumpValentine's Day has come and gone and I am sure you have noticed that it is set in place by our present culture to be all about ‘love’.  Certainly, we pray for marriages and our other human relationships to be well cared for.  Yet, there is a greater love story that transcends faces, places and wallets.  Where can we go to learn more?Have you ever felt there was a Bible scripture that you just didn’t understand or left you in a place of confusion?  Maybe it even seemed to contradict other verses or concepts clearly stated in other passages.Some... Read more >>