Being Built Up in the Fullness of Christ

“So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV The National Day of Prayer Task Force is known for our one special and specific day of bringing our country together on the first Thursday of May to pray for the nation. In addition to the... Read more >>

Whatever You Do

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24 The business sphere touches every single person reading this today, whether you work to provide goods or services or you are a consumer of those goods or services. If you are a provider, then you strive to serve your customers and clients with excellence. If you are a consumer, then you look for excellence in the goods and services... Read more >>

Announcing the 2022 National Day of Prayer Theme

As I sit down to write this, I am rejoicing as I reflect back upon the unmistakable God-story: the many glory stories that we witnessed the Lord accomplish this last year, and the countless ways that He lavishly poured out His love, life, and liberty upon our nation. Even as our culture wrestled with darkness and division, and hopelessness and fear appeared to gained footholds, we were constantly reminded of this TRUTH – our God is ALMIGHTY, and He is ABLE. The National Day of Prayer was NOT cancelled or countermanded, the President DID by public law issue a proclamation... Read more >>

Transform Every Workplace

  “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9 ESV When ‘the workplace’ is mentioned, visuals of people in business suits often accompany these conversations. However, the workplace is simply a place where work is done whether in an office, laboring outdoors or serving within the home. Every effort is work, and when believers work as unto the glory of... Read more >>

Integrity in Leadership

  Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12 Paul encouraged Timothy to have integrity in upholding Godly values, and from his integrity Timothy would lead others through his influence of righteousness. “Our values are like a riverbank—if it erodes, it interrupts the flow of living water,” said Dianne Ogle, founder and president of Areté Executive Women of Influence. “No matter what level of work, wherever we are at, we need to be filled with... Read more >>

Be Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 NKJV In the fall of 2015, our National Day of Prayer team boarded a bus, and set off to visit 62 schools, colleges, and universities in 60 days, on our third Pray for America Bus Tour. We began at Harvard and ended in prayer at the Department of Education in Washington D.C. On our previous tours, we learned the principal of being ‘quick to listen and slow to speak’ – posing two simple questions, this time to students,... Read more >>

A Teacher's Heart

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you.” – Psalm 32:8 Supporting students means supporting the environments where the students are learning, growing, and interacting. Teachers, paraprofessionals, and professors impact these school environments by the way they structure their classrooms and interact with their pupils. Their important influence means they need our prayers daily! For Heather Kohnen, being a teacher isn’t just a job—she firmly believes God has uniquely called her and created her to be an educator. “As teachers, we truly work with the... Read more >>

Education Up Close

  “Remember your leaders who have spoken God’s word to you. As you carefully observe the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7   The sphere of education reaches far beyond the walls of schools or the pages of textbooks and into the mental, emotional, and spiritual formation of a young person. Scripture calls this discipleship. In Acts, we see the believers together “All in one accord” and later we see Paul mentoring Timothy. Paul even instructs in the book of Timothy on how to structure discipleship, for older men to instruct younger men and older women to... Read more >>

Back to School, School of Prayer

“It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples." Luke 11:1 NAS This is such an exciting season for students, schools, and their families! I love seeing all the “First day of school” pictures posted on social media—not just to see how the people in the picture have grown or changed, but to prompt me to pray for them. You can let them know you love the picture by posting a heart, but you can... Read more >>

NDP Summit - You're Invited

  It’s that time of year again! We want to make sure our network of volunteer coordinators know about an opportunity to be encouraged and equipped to continue the good work of mobilizing unified public prayer for America: the National Summit is happening in person this September 9-12th, and we are inviting all prayer volunteers to join us in St. Louis for four days of prayer, training, fellowship, and mentorship with seasoned volunteer coordinators from around the country. If you have ever organized a National Day of Prayer observance at your church, in your neighborhood, community or city, this is... Read more >>