Legacy of Prayer
The Legacy of Prayer Fund is designed to enable the National Day of Prayer Task Force to continue its ground-breaking mobilization efforts that began 33 years ago when the organization was founded by the late Vonette Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ - by the petition of the Reverend Billy Graham. Today, it is led by Kathy Branzell, and under her leadership, the National Day of Prayer Task Force trains and equips a grassroots movement that has mobilized over 600,000 prayer gatherings across the country where an estimated 40 million people joined together, lifting a voice of petition and intercession for our nation.
Annually, more than 2 million prayer guides are distributed and over 1.5 million people - weekly - are equipped with prayer resources and training. This past year, the organization outreach grew 177%! In order to continue our ministry to Engage, Encourage and Equip a volunteer network of over 30,000 people, the National Day of Prayer has entered into a trusted partnership with National Christian Foundation (NCF) to facilitate large and non-cash gifts to our ministry. NCF is the largest Christian grant-making foundation in the world. They offer innovative, tax-smart solutions help you simplify your giving, multiply your impact, and glorify God. Since 1982, NCF has received $5.5 billion in contributions and made over $4 billion in grants to thousands of churches, ministries, and non-profits.
This special fund will not be utilized for the general budget of the organization. Rather, this Legacy of Prayer Fund is designed to maintain the momentum by providing necessary resources for increasing impact and outreach for years to come. These efforts will ensure that this American tradition - one that began in 1775, when the Continental Congress declared, "We have appointed a continental fast. Millions will be upon their knees at once before their great Creator, imploring His forgiveness and blessing; His smiles on American councils and arms" - will be preserved so that future generations will remember our foundation of prayer as a nation.
To Learn More about
- Contact the National Day of Prayer offices at 719-559-9560