Glory Stories

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

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 >>

Glory Story: Where Two Or More Are Gathered


Intercessors partner up to cover every town in Connecticut in prayer   This fall, prayer warriors in Connecticut went two by two to pray over every town in the state—169 in total—to complete the Connecticut Constitution Prayer Initiative. After putting the plans on in hold through the spring to observe Covid-19 related health guidelines, the group of intercessors from the NDP Connecticut prayer network and the Kingdom Watchmen prayer group achieved their goal through June, July and August. Their focus was to pray for God to root out ungodliness in the government, first by praying for spiritual cleansing and protection,... Read more >>

Glory Story: The Shadow of the Almighty


Intercessors in the Western States Continue Daily Psalm 91 Prayer Call   Most of us remember where we were as the news rolled in of the ways the Covid-19 pandemic began changing our lives. For intercessors in the mountain states, they know exactly where they were: on their knees in prayer. On March 14th, 2020, Gina Gibson, the western National Area Leader, faithfully followed the leading of the Holy Spirit to invite prayer warriors to join together and pray Psalm 91 over our hurting world and nation. The Lord’s instruction was clear: pray Psalm 91 until the burden is lifted.... Read more >>

The Heavens Declare His Glory


God answers prayers for snow   Wildfires have destroyed millions of dollars’ worth of property and livelihoods across the Western U.S. and have taken more than a dozen lives in 2020. The Mullen fire in Southeast Wyoming started in late September and continued to burn through a remote national park and the surrounding areas. Gina Gibson, the Mountain States National Area Leader, had been helping her community marshal supplies for those affected by the fire, even as the smoke continued to hover over her hometown of Laramie. “There has been so much smoke, it’s scary,” Gina said. Early one Sunday... Read more >>

Glory Story: Powerful Prayers of Saints


Alabama mayor recognizes efforts of intercessors   Montgomery’s history is full of powerful hope amidst heartbreaking pain, with the work of hope being led by generations of prayer warriors. These great intercessors include civil rights leaders who held strategic and prayerful meetings in churches across the city in the middle of the 20th century. To this day, Montgomery is still a stronghold of prayer warriors, including the Southeast National Area Leaders, Gwen and Willie Bradley, who base their ministry operations out of the Montgomery area. “This the home of the civil rights movement, and the home of the Civil War,”... Read more >>