A national day for prayer
The familiar passage in Isaiah 59 reminds us that God was looking for just one man who would stand up for truth, and of His amazement that none could be found. One man or woman can make a difference. They always have. All it takes is the strength to bow a knee, and call upon the name that is above every name.
Each year, the National Day of Prayer Task Force seeks prayer leaders who will hold prayer services at their courthouses throughout West Virginia. This year, I have been commissioned by the West Virginia Task Force coordinator for prayer mobilization.
This is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. However, we urge all believers to pray for America every day of the year. The NDP Task Force encourages every Christian to participate in a prayer minute every day.
More information is on the National Day of Prayer 2011 website.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S Truman. Our task force is a privately funded organization – not government sponsored – whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. A prayer event is being planned for noon May 5 at the state Capitol, Lower Rotunda as well as other events throughout the state.
In accordance with Biblical truth, the National Day of Prayer Task Force seeks to:
- Mobilize and encourage personal and corporate prayer, regardless of current issues and positions (Colossians 4:2, Romans 12:12, Matthew 18:19-20, Joel 2:13-16, II Chronicles 7:14).
- Preserve America’s Christian heritage and defend the religious freedoms granted by the Constitution (Deuteronomy 6:6-8, Proverbs 14:34).
- Emphasize prayer for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family (I Timothy 2:1-6).
- We pray for fostering unity within the Christian Church (Psalm 133:1, Ephesians 4:11-13).
- Our values are to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength (Mark 12:30/ Deuteronomy 6:4-5).
- Respect all people, regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status or creed (Mark 12:31).
- Be wise stewards of God’s resources and provision (Matthew 25:14-30).
For those who would be interested in being a coordinator or attending an event in your area, please contact me at 304-895-3590 or write to Alice Click, 2875 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Alto, WV.
National Day of Prayer coordinator
Mt. Alto, W.Va