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 >>

Invite Your Community to Pray

As you prepare to unite in ONE VOICE on May 1st for the National Day of Prayer, we wanted to let you know about a strategic partnership the National Day of Prayer Task Force has made with Outreach Inc., the largest provider of church outreach products and services in the world! To continue to serve the needs of those hosting National Day of Prayer events, Outreach is pleased to offer an extensive line-up of customizable outreach materials to help you mobilize your community to prayer. When we say ‘customizable’, this means you’re able to add your location name, dates, times,... Read more >>

Unity: Growth, Gain and Glory

Kathy Branzell“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron's beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing - life forever.” Psalm 133:1-3 (NAS)What images pop into your head when you hear the word, “unity?” I picture peace, joy, love, patience and even discipleship or mentoring, kindness, … oh, wait! I picture the fruit of the... Read more >>

United in Prayer

Dion ElmoreThe other day, a friend of mine sent me an email containing an observation that he had made. He was questioning why so many in the church seem to use two particular verses in Matthew, chapter 18, as texts to illustrate prayer.  His perspective was that they were not about prayer in specific at all, but in the context, of church discipline. Most will be familiar with verses 18 and 19, "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. "Again, I... Read more >>

Answered Prayer and Deliberate Sin

Shirley DobsonDoes God answer the prayers of a Christian who deliberately sins? When asked that question, theologian R.C. Sproul responded this way: When we refer to Christians who deliberately sin, we’re talking about every Christian who ever lived, and we’re talking about something that Christians do every day of their lives. We can talk about sins that are committed in ignorance and so on, but I hope we recognize that the vast majority of the sins we commit are done deliberately. We sin because we want to, because we choose to. If God refused to hear the prayers of Christians... Read more >>