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Back to School in Prayer


August has always been an exciting month as we prepared to go back to school. Newness filled the air with great anticipation: new teachers, classmates, school supplies, and maybe even something new to wear on the first day of school. As a teacher for 10 years I was excited to have new students, lesson plans, classroom supplies, volunteers, decorations and more. For 17 years I wrote weekly devotionals for educators to meet and pray each week for their schools and for one another. Yes, schools and education are near and dear to my heart, which is why I am asking... Read more >>

East Region NAL Loves According to God's Calling

When a religious scholar asked Jesus how to inherit eternal life, the scholar attempted to find a loophole in Jesus’ instruction for radical love after the parable of the Good Samaritan. The man asked the Lord, “But who is my neighbor?” When people today ask, ‘who is my neighbor?’ Nancy Sharman’s answer would be someone to love with the love of Christ. As the Eastern Region National Area Leader, Nancy encourages the leaders in her region to pursue the Lord’s calling on their lives by loving and serving their neighbors in the way Jesus prescribed. Her ministry influence and leadership... Read more >>

Nehemiah Response – Reconstruction on a Biblical Foundation


  Nehemiah 1:4 “When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.”   In the book of Nehemiah, we meet a man of God with a broken heart because of his broken nation. He inquired and sought information about its condition from people who had been there, seen its destruction and the people who were in “great distress” living in the shadows of its rubble. His response is a model for all of us; “I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and... Read more >>

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness


  Matthew 5:7-12 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (NAS)... Read more >>

Declaration of Love

  Psalm 82:1-5 God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.  How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah. Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken. NAS   This weekend we celebrate America, and the many blessings we have been given by simply being born here. America... Read more >>

Glory Story: A Step Forward in Faith


Pennsylvania Couple Refreshed and Refocused After NDP   When we put our faith in Christ and receive the Holy Spirit we begin a lifelong journey, but so often our focus shifts away from the Spirit and towards the things of the world. This is why a national day of prayer is important—believers put aside our usual habits to come together in agreement to refocus on the unseen blessings of the Lord, pressing toward the fullness of God! The National Day of Prayer broadcast was a time of joy for Sandi H., who lives in Westchester, Pennsylvania. She and her husband... Read more >>

Pain and Change: An Invitation to Prayer

Greetings Prayer Partners, In the past three weeks our hearts have been broken as our country has experienced horrific pain and loss. We have seen tears and tragedy, anger and injustice. We have also seen prayer and peaceful protests; people of all colors coming together to petition God and our nation for significant changes that we believe begin with the heart. We have spent the past weeks praying, listening and learning from hundreds of individuals, because the National Day of Prayer Task Force is committed to stay at the table and lean into conversations until we achieve sustainable Scriptural solutions... Read more >>

Remember and Teach the Children

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Deuteronomy 4:9 As we approach this weekend we want to say, “Happy Father’s Day!” We also want to turn back the calendar to make sure we address all the great Moms as well. Mother’s Day always follows the National Day of Prayer and is overshadowed by our praise reports of all that God did as we mobilized unified... Read more >>

Northeast NAL Serves the Lord with Power and Perseverance

When Mary Bruce first stepped into leadership with the National Day of Prayer, it was a bit unintentional—what she didn’t see was the Lord unfolding a powerful saga in her life. In 1993 the governor of Connecticut refused to sign a proclamation for the National Day of Prayer, and Mary Bruce was indignant. The Lord gave her strength and determination to mobilize efforts to push state legislators to sign a citation, the legislative version of a proclamation. After this powerful move from the Lord and Mary’s obedience, she was asked to be the Connecticut state coordinator. Her reaction? “I’m a... Read more >>

Search Me, Heal Me, Lead Me

Psalm 139: 23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way. NASB Our dear NDP prayer partners, I am going to do something this week that I usually try to avoid in my messages. I am going to use the words “I” and “my” where I often us “we” and “our.” I always view the National Day of Prayer Task Force as a team, a squadron of prayer warriors battling against the enemy together, not “my”... Read more >>