Thankfully, the snow is nearly gone, and we are praying for a warm, sunny day. Can we cover the State Capitol and our country in prayer on the National Day of Prayer, at every hour on the hour? If you will be able to participate, please register yourself or your group by commenting on this blog site or on the Facebook event page. Indicate your name/the group name and the time you will pray. (Of course, all are welcome to walk and pray whether or not they are registered.)
A limited number of Prayer Guides will be available at the entrance of Lutheran Memorial Church, across from the Capitol on the west side.
Please be respectful of our state workers and pray quietly or silently. Also, please stay on the sidewalks. If you are drawn to go into the Capitol building, please pray silently there.
The National Day of Prayer 2011 Theme Video will challenge you to lift up our nation every day.
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.
In accordance with Biblical truth, the National Day of Prayer Task Force seeks to:
- Mobilize and encourage personal and corporate prayer, regardless of current issues and positions (Colossians 4:2, Romans 12:12, Matthew 18:19-20, Joel 2:13-16, II Chronicles 7:14)
- Preserve America’s Christian heritage and defend the religious freedoms granted by the Constitution (Deuteronomy 6:6-8, Proverbs 14:34)
- Emphasize prayer for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family (I Timothy 2:1-6)
- Foster unity within the Christian Church (Psalm 133:1, Ephesians 4:11-13)