Praying During a Divisive Election

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Phil. 4:5-6) Every election season brings a certain degree of anxiety or uneasiness. The national elections of 2020 are bringing out, what seems to me, a greater level of anxiety and even anger than most election cycles. That’s why I wrote, “Praying For An Election: A Non-Partisan, Scripture-based Prayer Guide.” I’m seeing a number of choices being made. Some develop a posture of being above it all: “Jesus is... Read more >>

Introducing the National Day of Prayer 2021 Theme

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. My heart is full of joy and gratefulness as we just wrapped up our 2020 National Day of Prayer Coordinator’s Summit. This three-day virtual meeting was filled with prayer, inspiration from God’s Word and devotional messages from some of our leadership team. The days and evenings also included the introductions of new staff and National Area Leaders, information, project and partnership updates, vital training to equip our coordinators, and the announcement of our 2021 National Day of Prayer theme that... Read more >>

Lest We All Forget

The morning of September 11th, 2001 will forever be etched into my memory. I turned 41 that day, and like most birthdays the day began with thoughts and plans about celebrating that evening with my family. I couldn’t wait. Since it was a Tuesday, I got up early and made my way to our church building to pray with our men’s prayer group. As we finished up, the church staff was just getting in, and someone asked if we had heard about what had happened in New York – we turned on the television and watched in shock and disbelief... Read more >>

Prayer in the Workplace

Many people pray for their family but forget to bring their workplace activities to the Lord. My experiences, however, have proven to me that prayer, wrapped in bold faith, is an important help to your workplace. Matthew 21:22 says, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Years ago, I started a consulting practice that struggled to reach profitability. Eventually, we had exhausted our resources and although it wasn’t much money, we needed $1,750 within a week to cover our company bills. My wife and I fervently prayed for $1,750. On the last day of that... Read more >>

Maine Couple Anointed as Northeast Region National Area Leaders

Rick and Robin McLaughlin Step Into New National Leadership Role   Psalm 45:7 – “You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed you with the oil of joy above your fellows.” Throughout Scripture we see God move anointed leadership from generation to generation. In the NDP family of prayer leaders, Mary Bruce, a seasoned and beloved NAL, is following the Lord into a new season of life. Stepping into the shoes of such a mighty prayer warrior are Rick and Robin McLaughlin--a powerful and prayerful team, ready lead the Northeast region in mobilizing prayer for... Read more >>

Willing and Doing His Good Pleasure

In these unprecedented, unusual, and unpredictable days that we are experiencing, we find our hope and encouragement in God’s Word, and in the truth that God is at work in us and through us to accomplish His will in our lives and on this earth. “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13 We are particularly excited to introduce the two latest additions to the National Day of Prayer Task Force staff. These two women embody this scripture, as their hearts are humbly focused on allowing God to use the... Read more >>

How to Pray for Schools This Year

Try to imagine for a moment what it would be like to be a student going to school in fall of 2020. The phrase “going to school” has taken on an entirely new frame of reference as it could mean physically, virtually or a combination of both. I’ve worked with students for 30 years, and let me say that our pity won’t help our students, but our prayers will! At Claim Your Campus, we have over 40,000 middle and high school students meeting 1x a week to pray on their campus for their campus. Unlike ever before, our young people... Read more >>

Back to College in Prayer

I’m new here, and it’s great to meet you. My name is Amy, and I’m the new communications coordinator for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. In the coming weeks you will be able to get to know me a bit more, but for now I wanted to share my heart and encourage you to pray for the young adults who are heading back to school. I’m a recent college graduate—so recent, that I haven’t even received my diploma in the mail yet! The campuses of colleges, universities, technical schools and trade schools are where I and so many... Read more >>

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 >>