Glory Stories

Testimonies and stories of God's glory from the National Day of Prayer

Glory Story: When The Lord Builds A House

Rhode Island State Coordinator Follows Vision For NDP An often-repeated quote within the NDP Task Force network is “Where God guides, God provides” from longtime NDPTF Chairwoman Shirley Dobson. Time and time again this word of wisdom proves true. This year, the Lord guided and provided a new path to prayer for Rhode Island State Coordinator Cheryl Russell. Russell is in her 23rd year of organizing the capitol event in Providence, making her a seasoned intercessor and event planner. However, she refuses to rest in her own experience and capabilities. In January of 2022, she dedicated time and prayer to seek... Read more >>

Glory Story: Knock, And the Door Will Be Opened

Faithful Few Fuel A Town Revival A faithful few in Washington, Missouri followed God’s call to sow prayer into their community, and they are blessed to be reaping the spiritual benefits! After foregoing the traditional NDP gatherings in 2020 and 2021, Jean Webb felt a call in her heart in the spring of 2022 to begin planning a prayer event for the National Day of Prayer. “God just started opening doors that had never been opened before,” said Webb, who has been the NDP event organizer for her small town for several years. First, the Lord provided Webb with a... Read more >>

Glory Story: An Example To All

Middle School Students Pray on the National Day of Prayer Most middle schoolers gather during their school lunch period to eat, talk about their classes, or finish up homework assignments. However, a group of seventh graders in Grand Rapids, Michigan did something a bit different than their peers: roughly 30 kids stood together and prayed during their lunch period on the National Day of Prayer! “I heard about National Day of Prayer at church, the Sunday before, and I have a group chat with my friends, so I told them about it,” said Eric, the 13-year-old who spearheaded the gathering.... Read more >>

Glory Story: Rain Down Lord

Ranching Community Exalts the Lord Who Provides On the National Day of Prayer, believers gather to pray for nation and neighbor, praying with full faith that our prayers move the hands the move the universe. In the Sierra Valley in northern California, the Lord continues to move in mighty ways, answering prayers and providing for the needs of the valley. A handful of believers from the scattered, rural towns in the Sierra Valley and across Sierra County took time away from their ranches to surround the flagpole of a local fire department and unite in prayer for America on the... Read more >>

Glory Story: Welcome the Stranger

New Prayer Location Means More Prayer Participation   Believers in Columbus, Nebraska spent their second year observing NDP from a new location: the crossroads of the two main highways in town. With Covid restrictions, there would be none of the usual observance elements: no guest speakers, no choir performances, and no special event venue. Fred Ritter, who has been helping organize the Columbus event since the early 2000s, felt discouraged when he met with the NDP planning team. “We were almost ready to kick the can down the road and go well, let's just do it next year, and then... Read more >>

Glory Story: In One Accord

Three Unique Services United Idaho Falls in Prayer   As Christians, we are all united by our citizenship in heaven, because the Holy Spirit transcends any language barrier. Believers in Idaho Falls experienced the Holy Spirit surpassing a language barrier during a bilingual evening prayer service on the National Day of Prayer. “In the evening meeting, a lot of the prayers were focused on the church, repentance, and prayer for the witness of the church, the body of Christ,” said Charles Barnes, who organized the evening event. Pastors from around the community each shared a prayer in their native language... Read more >>

Glory Story: Shepherding into Prayer

Observance at Juvenile Justice Center Encourages Living Out Faith   For nearly 20 years, Rick Johnson, a chaplain at a juvenile justice center in Santa Ana, California, has hosted a National Day of Prayer observance right on the lawn of the justice center. The juvenile court complex contains probation department offices, a juvenile court, family court and an adjacent school. This means there are bailiffs, administrators, teachers, and all kinds of other professionals who work in the justice system. “Coming to National Day of Prayer is one small way that they can profess their faith, and it just feels good... Read more >>

Glory Story: Heed the Words of the Prophets

Arkansas State Coordinator Leads Intercessors to Honor MLK   Most people will honor or celebrate a holiday within the bounds of a single day, or maybe over the short season of a few weeks. However, in our spiritual journeys we are called to a steady and enduring faith in God, where we are encouraged and spurred on by brothers and sisters in Christ—even at times by the believers who have transitioned to glory with the Father. Many Christians today see Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be a great spiritual encouragement and example of faithfully following the Lord, even... Read more >>

Glory Story: Prayer Across the Nation

January PFA Call Lifted Up Each State   The monthly Pray for America prayer call is a time for all believers to join in our shared faith and lift up both praises and concerns to our Heavenly Father. January’s theme “70 Years, 7 Mountains and 50 States” started the 70th year of National Day of Prayer with two hours of prayer sweeping across the nation as leaders interceded for each state and two territories of the United States. Intercessors used the seven mountains framework to focus their prayers on specific types of needs. Almost every state coordinator represented their state... Read more >>

Glory Story: Let Us Adore Him

The December PFA Call Began the Christmas Season With Praise   The preparation for the Christmas season means different things for different people: some people enjoy decorating their house while other bake goodies for loved ones. For our NDP family of intercessors, we began December the same way we respond to all seasons and events: with prayer. December’s theme for the monthly Pray for America call was “O Come Let Us Adore Him” to bring in the Christmas season with worship. Christians stand on the firm foundation of scripture to guide our lives and prayers, and NDP president Kathy Branzell... Read more >>