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 >>

We Pray

Just in time for the National Day of Prayer, download (free of charge) this powerful song from Barlow Girl, featuring Adam Agee of Stellar Kart, Leigh Cappillino of Point Of Grace, and David Leonard of Jackson Waters:[audio mp3=""][/audio]WE PRAY download Lyrics: Compilation AlbumFor the tired and the wearyLost and confusedHopeless and needyWith nothing to loseFor those who are fallingOr have already fallen awayCause Our hearts are explodingWith compassion and loveFor a world that is dyingTo be lifted up (oh)We prayHumbly we seek Your faceBroken yet unafraid to be, you hearWe leave it all in Your handsKnow that you hear us... 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, May 1, 2014TIME: 10:00-11:30 p.m. Eastern Time ZoneHOW: Call 712-432-0075 (enter PIN: 4961322#)   Read more >>

Unceasing Intercession

Shirley DobsonAs Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, I’d like to take this opportunity to speak to you about a matter that is crucial to the future of our nation – prayer!  In 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Lord proclaims “If my people, who call on My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sins, and I will heal their land.” This verse makes it clear that God cares about and responds to the attitudes and actions of His... Read more >>

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 >>