The 65th annual National Day of Prayer will have profound significance for our country. It is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne.
The theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to return to the God of Fathers in reverence for His Holy Name. To further highlight our theme, we’ve chosen Isaiah 58:1 as our Scripture for this year:
“Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”
At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray. We look forward to seeing His hand move across our land in exciting ways each May in response to our petitions.
Outline of Noonday Service
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Statement of Purpose
Meditation…………………………………..The Weapon of Prayer
Prayer Focal Points
Federal Government – President, Vice President, cabinet, supreme court appointment, upcoming elections)
State Government – Governor, General Assembly, HB2 (House Bill 2)
City Government – Mayor, City Council
Churches – Revival in America, the Church awake from spiritual prayer coma, pastors, leaders
Unity Prayer (see below)
Those wishing to join us via telephone conference, Dial 1-605-475-4800. The access code is 544756. Simply dial the number, wait until prompted for the code, enter it, and you are on the conference call. This call is normally free of charge in most cases, but check you carrier to ensure that you will not be billed in advance of making the call.
National Day of Prayer (Unity Prayer), written by Tony Evans
Dear heavenly Father, we come to You today as a humble people desperate for Your supernatural intervention on behalf of our beloved nation. First, we thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed on our land, blessings that have allowed us to bring so much good and benefit to not only our own citizens but also to the rest of the world. The very ideals upon which this country was founded were based on biblical truths, no matter how some try to rewrite history to deny that very fact today.
This is why our hearts are so broken over how You continue to be marginalized and dismissed by both our people and our institutions. We are also saddened by the fact that Your people have contributed greatly to the spiritual apathy that now engulfs us. Our satisfaction in remaining religious without being fully committed to living out the truths of Your Word has caused us to become co-conspirators with the forces of evil that are destroying us as a society.
It is for this reason that we personally and collectively repent of our carnality and recommit ourselves to becoming visible and verbal disciples of Jesus Christ. Enable us, by Your Spirit, to no longer be secret agent Christians but rather to publicly declare and live out Your truth in a spirit of love so that You feel welcome in our country once again.
Thank You for Your promise to hear our prayers when we call to You with hearts of repentance and obedience, which is how we are appealing to You today, Father. On behalf of Your church, we affirm afresh the priority You are to us that You would fill every dimension of our lives as we seek to bring You glory through the advancement of Your kingdom in our personal lives, our family lives, and in the lives of our churches and our government leaders. We confidently invite heaven’s intervention into all the affairs of our nation and we praise You in advance for Your answer.
In Jesus’ name we pray.