I have participated in a variety of NDP events over the years. One prayer gathering in 1996 remains a particularly vivid memory. A few couples joined us in our Seattle home to pray for our nation, leaders, and families. As we finished praying, we felt God’s power in an unexpected way–through an earthquake. We were reminded of Acts 4:31 where it says, “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.”
Whether there’s an earthquake or not, we know prayer is powerful and that God works through prayer. Please join with millions to unite in prayer for our nation, “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 15:6).
Perhaps one or more of these ideas will work for you.
Home and Family
1. Take a family prayer walk on your street, praying for each neighbor.
2. As a family, pray around the breakfast or dinner table.
3. Invite a few friends or families to your home for prayer in the evening (neighbors, relatives).
4. Plan a prayer luncheon for stay-at-home moms and children. Keep the menu simple and the prayer time short (unless you can provide child care).
Church and Community
5. Pray at your local church for the nation and church leaders. Invite others to join you at a specific time.
6. Attend a community prayer event.
7. Pray with others at your City Hall at noon.
8. Visit a nursing home and pray for the elderly residents.
Youth and Schools
9. Pray around your school flagpole (before school, noon, or designated time).
10. Organize a community youth prayer rally.
Pray for: schools, teachers and coaches; churches and youth leaders; friends and family; youth problems; local, state and national leaders.
11. Pray for those you see while driving.
12. Invite fellow employees to pray together during lunch.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34 NIV)
Let’s take a stand on our knees and give America a breath of fresh prayer!
To find a prayer gathering near you, go to: https://nationaldayofprayer.org/events/