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The National Day of Prayer is Today, May 2!

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Observed every year since 1952, the mission is to “mobilize unified public prayer in America.” While there will be a national observance in Washington, D.C. from 7:30-9:30 pm (available for livestream on the National Day of Prayer website), there are over 90 events at various churches and communities here in North Carolina. You can locate the event nearest you by visiting the National Day of Prayer Event Finder.

President Donald Trump released a Presidential Proclamation earlier this week to officially declare May 2, 2019 as a National Day of Prayer. “Our Nation’s honored tradition of prayer has sustained us and strengthened our trust that God will continue to watch over and accompany us through the best of times and the darkest hours. May we as Americans never forget the power of prayer and the greatness of our Creator.”

This year, the theme for the National Day of Prayer is “Love One Another,” which comes from the words of Jesus in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” There are four prayer priorities that the National Day of Prayer Task Force seeks to emphasize during May 2019:

  1. Ask God to bless the United States of America
  2. Pray for Americans to love one another, beginning among Christ followers
  3. Pray for the centers of influence in America
  4. Ask God for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, to become a catalytic spiritual movement across America


NC Family encourages you to participate in the National Day of Prayer in whatever way you can, and we hope that you will keep us in your prayers as we work to serve God in our state.


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