Lifting This Nation Before the Lord

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May 3 is National Day of Prayer here in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of Christians from around the nation will spend time in prayer for this nation and our leaders, praying (as we should every day) to the one true God—the Creator God of the Bible. I encourage you to take time, on your own or with a group, to pray for America and those who have been put in authority, both in Washington, DC, and in your local city or county.

Here are a few things you can pray for tomorrow (and every other day):

  • Pray for unity. The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is unity. America is very broken and divided. Pray that God will unite people around his Word and the gospel message.
  • Pray for our leaders, including federal and local leaders, to make wise, God-honoring decisions. Maybe even send your local leaders a note saying you were praying for them and what you were praying for on National Day of Prayer.
  • Pray for our schools. They’ve become temples of atheism, with a few Christian “missionary teachers.” Pray for strength for believers and that they would be a light in the darkness. Consider writing a letter to your child’s teacher or principal to let them know you were praying for them.
  • Pray for the next generation. This upcoming generation in the United States is poised to have the least number of Christians yet. Secularism—even within the church—is on the rise, and many young people are rejecting the Christian faith or do not know how to think biblically. Pray that God’s people will return and remain faithful to his Word, will love others, and will boldly share the gospel.

You can join with other believers by visiting the National Day of Prayer website and finding an event that might be happening near you. I encourage you to watch a live-stream event from the US Capitol that features my good friend Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force and an Arkansas pastor, and others. Learn more at NationalDayofPrayer.org, and watch the livestream at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Thank you for taking time tomorrow (as we should every day) to lift up America before the Lord.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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