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Today is the National Day of Prayer. While much of this blog is dedicated to living out our faith in practical actions related to various social issues, I’m also convinced prayer is central and critical to all we do.

Much is taking place today related to this event. I encourage you to participate as you are able. Online, you can follow the live feed at nationaldayofprayer.org or Tweet along with others on the related feed.

To find local events, please check out the directory at this link.

For those unfamiliar with the history of the National Day of Prayer, I’ve shared a bit below from the organization’s website.

Life moves quickly and prayer is often one of the first things we tend to neglect. Please be diligent to get involved with others in your area and nationwide as we join together to pray for our nation.

NOTE: You can also right click and save the image above for the National Day of Prayer to use as your Facebook picture for today to create awareness for the event. Thanks!

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Mission

The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.

Our Vision

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)

Our Values

  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength (Mark 12:30/ Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
  • Respect all people, regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status or creed (Mark 12:31)
  • Be wise stewards of God’s resources and provision (Matthew 25:14-30)

Who We Are and What We Do

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

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DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending ChristianityNot in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at ActivistFaith.org.

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