Independence Day

By David BartonOn July 2, 1776, Congress voted to approve a complete separation from Great Britain. Two days afterwards – July 4th – the early draft of the Declaration of Independence was signed, albeit by only two individuals at that time: John Hancock, President of Congress, and Charles Thompson, Secretary of Congress. Four days later, on July 8, members of Congress took that document and read it aloud from the steps of Independence Hall, proclaiming it to the city of Philadelphia, after which the Liberty Bell was rung. The inscription around the top of that bell, Leviticus 25:10, was most... Read more >>

On the Road to Pray for America

  On May 31, just a few weeks after the largest National Day of Prayer (NDP) in U.S. history, the NDP Task Force set out on a journey to travel community to community, church to church, encouraging all to remain in fervent prayer over our nation.   [hr] [typography font="Cantarell" size="18" size_format="px"]The team set-out on a mission that was grounded in Acts 18:23[/typography] [hr]   What began as a vision to have regional gatherings quickly turned in a grander adventure when the owner of Champion Coach donated a 45-foot bus for the ministry to use to mobilize prayer from coast to... Read more >>

Call 2 Fall: June 30

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, over one and a half million people in thousands of churches in all 50 states will be on their knees, praying for our nation. To join this movement, visit and click “I’m in.” When you do, you will see your first name and your state pop up on the front page of the website.In 2009, I was challenged by an elderly lady to use my influence to call our nation to “our knees” in prayer (see 2 Chron.7:14). That same day I read about the Continental Congress’ call to prayer in 1775 that resulted... Read more >>


Your prayers are greatly needed! As you know, the Pray for America bus tour is currently making its way across Maine and then headed back south toward Philadelphia. We have a team that leaves tomorrow to assist the group on board and to relieve a couple of those who have been serving there for sometime. Those preparing to depart are experiencing a great trial at this very moment. A very large forest fire is sweeping across the northern area of Colorado Springs, where the National Day of Prayer Task Force is headquartered. The fire is currently consuming more than 8,000... Read more >>

A Race for America

  On July 4, 2013, the National Day of Prayer Task Force will host its very first 5K – Walk, Run, Roll event in Pennsauken, NJ, just outside of Philadelphia. Indeed it is the season when we spend a great deal of time outdoors enjoying the beauty of the world around us that often goes overlooked in the busyness of our day. But this is not just another event. For those of you who enjoy the challenge of a good 3.1-mile run, you won’t be disappointed. This Pray for America 5K event will feature state-of-the-art race results, t-shirts, music and... Read more >>

PRAY FOR AMERICA - Theme or Vision?

Pray for America - is it a Theme or a Vision? It is one thing to mobilize around an annual theme, but Pray for America is more than that. It is a commitment that requires action to ultimately fulfill a vision that every county in America will unite in prayer, every single day, for our nation.As you know, the National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force is busily preparing for the 63rd Annual Observance on May 1, 2014. To mobilize prayer across our country for this vital solemn assembly, we will design and distribute a new theme and verse along... Read more >>

Taking a Stand

The 62nd annual National Day of Prayer was perhaps the greatest mobilization of the church in America since the Jesus Movement or the Fulton Street Revival of 1857. In Washington D.C., the National Observance launched a wave of prayer that that spread to over 42,000 unique gatherings from coast to coast and a message of revival and personal commitment was delivered passionately. Jeremiah 1:9 and Isaiah 51:16 says that the Lord will put His words to the mouth of those He has called to speak truth into this culture of moral relativism and indeed, He did just that. Not one... Read more >>

Standing Ovations at the National Observance

2013 National Observance, Washington, D.C.[typography font="Cantarell" size="24" size_format="px"]"Pray that we will be able to weather the storm that I am almost certain will come – that we will not be required to put aside our Constitutional rights." - Rear Admiral William D. Lee[/typography] [hr]Every year, the National Day of Prayer Task Force coordinates several events on Capital 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... Read more >>

America Mobilized in Prayer

America was founded by people who believed that God was their rock of safety.  I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our side, but I think it’s all right to keep asking if we’re on His side.” - President Ronald Reagan, January 25, 1984[hr]All 50 Governors and the President of the United States proclaimed the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer as millions of Americans gathered from coast to coast in solemn assembly.  It was the single, largest mobilized effort to prayer in the history of our nation with more than 42,000 events taking place at... Read more >>

Revival On The Horizon

A great friend of our ministry, Joni Eareckson Tada (2011 Honorary Chairman and Founder of Joni and Friends), wants to encourage YOU to pray for our nation.To learn more about Joni and Friends, and the incredible work they are doing, you can visit their website at Read more >>