NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Thursday, May 3
Prayer Space | 7:00 am - 6:00 pm | Chapel
Come connect with God, lifting up our community, our nation and our church. Samsvick Chapel will be open on Thursday, May 3 from 7:00 am—6:00 pm as a simple, sacred space dedicated for prayer with interactive prayer stations and an available prayer guide.
Prayer Gathering | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Join us on Thursday, May 3 for a prayer gathering from 7:00-8:30pm in Fellowship Hall as we pray together for our community and nation.
Prayer brings people together. Prayer builds bridges between opposing persons and even political parties. Prayer reminds us that we are created in God's image and He desires for us to represent Him everywhere we go. Prayer brings UNITY. In 2018, our theme will be Pray for America - UNITY, based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people to pray for our nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Since its inception, this day has continually united Americans from all socio-economic, political, and ethnic backgrounds in prayer while also encouraging personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans and is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens to celebrate our most beloved freedom; the freedom to humbly come before God and seek His guidance in prayer.