National Day of Prayer – May 2, 2013

flag“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7

National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders.

More than 40,000 public prayer gatherings are scheduled to take place Thursday, May 2nd, in our nation’s capital, state capitals, county seats, cities, towns, and villages across America.

These are indeed anxious times, and heaven and earth are at war. Every public headline and personal challenge is a reminder, as well as a call, not to lift our hands in despair, but rather to continue lifting our hands and voices in prayer.

A Prayer for Healing

To preserve our blessed land we must look to God. It is time to realize that we need God more than He needs us.  We also have His promise that we could take to heart with regard to our country, that “If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Let us, young and old, join together, as did the First Continental Congress, in the first step, in humble heartfelt prayer.  Let us do so for the love of God and His great goodness, in search of His guidance and the grace of repentance, in seeking His blessing, His peace, and the resting of His kind and holy hands on ourselves, our nation, our friends in the defense of freedom and all mankind, now and always.

The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America.  Our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal.  Today, we utter no prayer more fervently than the ancient prayer for peace on Earth.   President Ronald Reagan, February, 1986

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 6:12


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1 comment for “National Day of Prayer – May 2, 2013

  1. Rretta
    May 1, 2013 at 9:54 am

    There is an prayer meeting scheduled in Downtown Moneta at Noon. Roanoke has the largest group of prayer meetings scheduled for Noon: Troutville Park, Fincastle Library Parking Lot; Eagle Rock Library parking lot; Valley View Baptist Church Parking lot; Read Mountain Fire Department; and the Blue Ride Post Office parking lot.

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