Now the National Day of Prayer.
If you are not familiar with this, this annual celebration is held on the first Thursday in May and invites people of all faiths to pray for the country. This was done in 1952 through a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
In honor of today, I hope you will be looking for a special edition of our Focus on the Family Broadcast that we callBringing Purpose and Power to Your Prayer Life. ”
Our guest is Kathi Lipp, who will help listeners learn how to prayerfully pray for themselves and others. He offers five reasons to pray:
- (Romans 12:12) – “Rejoice in hope, endure hardships, persevere in prayer.”
- (Proverbs 8:17) – “I love those who love me, and those who diligently seek me will find me.”
- (2 Peter 1: 3) – “His divine power gives us all things pertaining to life and godliness, by recognizing him who calls us to his own glory and majesty…”
- (John 10: 10b) – “… I came that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
- (John 16:24) – “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.
I hope to take the time today to pray for yourself for your family, for your community, for marriages and parents, for the sanctity of life, for children in foster care, and “for kings and all that are in high office, that we may live a quiet and peaceable life, godly and steadfast in all things ”(1 Tim. 2: 2).