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Is the National Day of Prayer for everybody?

So, you don’t plan on traveling to any big rallies for the National Day of Prayer. Nor do you intend to take the day off from work.

So, how can you observe this special day?

Well, there’s always the Apostle Paul’s advice in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 — “Pray without ceasing.” But how can anybody do that without becoming some kind of monk or a cloistered nun — living a life devoted entirely to prayer?


Famous preacher Charles H. Spurgeon had the solution: “It was never the design of the Lord Jesus that our throats, lungs, and tongues should be forever at work,” he told his congregation on March 10, 1872.

“Since we are to pray without ceasing,” he told them, “it is clear that audible language is not essential to prayer.”


“In the book of Exodus,” he recalled, “God is represented as saying to Moses, ‘Why criest thou unto me?’ And yet it is not recorded that Moses had uttered so much as a single syllable.”

So, of course, we all know that silent prayer works. It’s been a big part of our lives — starting in the second grade when when we silently pleaded with the Lord to help us pass the spelling test even though we had blown off studying the list the teacher had sent home.


Nor is it necessary to pray on our knees or with hands clasped together, eyes gripped shut. “If it were necessary that we should pray on our knees, we could not pray without ceasing,” notes Spurgeon. “The posture would become painful and injurious.”

Nor is it necessary to find a chapel or any other “house of prayer,” notes Spurgeon.

CLICK HERE to read “Why is there a National Day of Prayer?”


“If there were only certain holy places where prayer was acceptable, and we had to pray without ceasing,” he noted, “our churches ought to be extremely large, that we might always live in them.”

Paul on Mars Hill declared to the Greek scholars that the God he served, “dwelleth not in temples made with hands.”

“If I am to pray without ceasing,” observes Spurgeon, “then every second must be suitable for prayer.”

In other words, today as you pray for America, yes, you can be completely effective at your desk or waiting on customers or babysitting the kids. Just remember the Creator of All Things, and talk to him — silently. Thank Him for His incredible goodness to all of us. His blessings. His provision. His protection.


CLICK HERE to read American Center for Law and Justice attorney Jay Sekulow’s thoughts on the National Day of Prayer

Pray for the thousands fighting to preserve our right to pray however we wish.

CLICK HERE to read about the federal court decision declaring the National Day of Prayer legal and constitutional

On the National Day of Prayer, citizens will gather at national monuments, military bases, stadiums, nursing homes, schools, town squares, churches and other venues to pray. Events are planned in prisons, state capitols, homeless shelters and even on airplanes. Participants will pray not only for their local and national leaders, but also for America’s military, media, businesses, education system, churches and families.

CLICK HERE to read Linda Howard’s message about the National Day of Prayer

And you can join them — right where you are.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment alexis

    It should be a National Day of Prayer and Fasting. Fasting is in the Bible, the Lord practiced it, and expected it of His followers. Not only are there spiritual benefits of fasting, but the physiological consequences are very beneficial. I propose a National Day of Prayer and Fasting on the annual remembrance of Roe v. Wade, January 22. Imagine if all truly Christian churches nationwide had instituted this, how effective would that be in furthering the Kingdom of God on this earth!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rodger D

    I agree with this page completely you can pray anywere you are in your heart mind an sole its very easy and yes Jesus will surely hear you no doubt, The more you do this the more Blessed your Country and you will be I truely beleave that with no doubt. And don’t look for it the same time but look later on and it will be done before you even know it its a fact I seen it many times God Bless you all have a great day.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment sumer-lee rodriguez

    I believe that when two or more come together in prayer and believe, what ever they pray for with out doubt their prayers will be answered. With a multitude of prayers such as these there is nothing we as a nation can not do with the hand of God guiding us. We are all children of God, no one is better than the other and we should come together and fight with our praises of the Lord. Becareful what you pray for but always praise the Lord every minute of the day.
    God Bless everyone and may the hand of God guide you on the path to heavens gates.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Grumpy Old Person

    Jesus said “Pray in secret” (“in your closets”). Why do self-described Christians have to have a special day, especially if we’re supposed to pray without ceasing anyway?

    And, to answer the question in the title – which is NOT addressed in either the article NOR in any of the comments so far – NO, the “N”DoCP is NOT for everybody.

    It is – BY MANDATE – for “Christians” only. And then only a certain type (the Dobson type) of “Christian”.


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