Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Full of God


Shirley DobsonEmpty of Self, Full of GodIn John 15:5, Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing.”When he was a young man, John Wesley wrote to his mother: My desire is to know and feel that I am nothing, that I have nothing, and that I can do nothing. For whenever I am empty of myself, then know I of a surety that neither friends nor foes, nor any creature, can hinder me from being “filled with all the fullness of God.” The nothingness Wesley talks about may be the most elusive of all attributes. It defies the very... Read more >>

The Sacrifice of Service


Kathy BranzellMemorial Day is a significant day for our nation to gather together, as families, communities or organizations; to remember, reflect and honor the men and women who have died serving in the United States Armed Forces. Originally called, “Decoration Day” because it was a day to decorate the graves of those who had died during the Civil War; it was later deemed “Memorial Day” and made an official national observance on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363). Different from Veteran’s Day, which honors all of those... Read more >>

A Day to Remember


Since the beginning of our nation, brave American men and women have given their lives defending our rights and freedoms. The motivation for this kind of sacrifice can be seen in the lyrics of the Army Hymn. These words not only recount their sacrifice, but the importance of their belief and faith in God. “Men in rags, men who froze, still that Army met its foes, and the Army went rolling along. Faith in God, then we're right, and we'll fight with all our might, as the Army keeps rolling along.” A Day to RememberAs a nation, our leaders have... Read more >>

Memorial Day


Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13A wise person once said, “Freedom is never free,” and that is certainly true in America. Widely considered America’s first spy, patriot Nathan Hale was hanged by the British on September 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War. Before he gave his life for his nation, he gave these famous words: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Since the conception of America, the United States military men and women, such as Hale, have stood as a... Read more >>

Court Upholds Prayer


On May 5th, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the American tradition of public prayer does not violate the Constitution. THIS RULING Preserves the public prayer tradition that began with our founding. Protects the freedom of community volunteers to pray according to their faith in a public setting, without censorship. Defends the prayer giver’s freedom of speech over an “offended" person’s demands for censorship. For many, praying is an instinctive, soul-deep reaction to times of great joy, deep distress, and crushing grief, and permeates all aspects of life.America’s Founding Fathers wove religious protections into our laws and government and took... Read more >>

Historic Day of Prayer

Every year, the National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force facilitates several events on Capitol Hill including the National Observance at the Cannon House Office Building. With speakers like Chuck Swindoll, Oliver North, Max Lucado, Beth Moore, and Franklin Graham, the expectations are always high and the response is overwhelming. More than one hundred thousand people tune in live, via video stream and televised broadcast, for what is sure to be a prayer event highlight reel as representatives from each branch of government, prominent ministries and businesses share encouraging and convicting messages with ambassadors, delegates, and individuals from all walks... Read more >>

President Calls for Prayer


BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONOne of our Nation's great strengths is the freedom we hold dear, including the freedom to exercise our faiths freely. For many Americans, prayer is an essential act of worship and a daily discipline.Today and every day, prayers will be said for comfort for those who mourn, healing for those who are sick, protection for those who are in harm's way, and strength for those who lead. Today and every day, forgiveness and reconciliation will be sought through prayer. Across our country, Americans give thanks for our many blessings, including the... Read more >>

Still...Under God


John BornscheinThe 63rd annual National Day of Prayer is only days away. So, why does the United States have a day of prayer, designated by Congress, signed into law by the President of the United States, recognized by all 50 Governors and observed by millions of people? The reason is clear. It is etched on buildings, monuments and memorials, defined in law and recited by students each and every day. Like it or not, this great nation is still Under God – a God who is active in the affairs of men and their governing authorities (Proverbs 8:15; 21:1, Daniel... Read more >>

The Lifeline of Prayer


Shirley DobsonI learned to depend on the Lord early in my childhood. During those turbulent years, my mother held our little family together. Though she wasn’t a Christian at the time, she knew that she needed all the help she could get as she raised her children. So she sent my brother and me to church every Sunday, and it was there that I was introduced to Jesus Christ and invited Him into my heart.As I learned how to pray and began speaking to the Lord, I sensed His love and care for me. Amid the chaos of our disintegrating... Read more >>

Ways to Participate

The 63rd annual National Day of Prayer is only a few days away! So, here are some ways you can get involved:Find an EventThere are more than 40,000 prayer gatherings taking place from coast to coast at a variety of venues and locations. From parades and rallies to church gatherings, there will be thousands of people crying out to God in prayer and worshiping Him so don’t miss the largest solemn assembly in America! Find a group near you and make it a priority to pause even for 1-hour to pray. To find a gathering near you, click here to... Read more >>