Prayer gatherings are being rallied throughout the country to observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The theme verse for this year’s observance is “Exalt the Lord who established us” from Colossians 2:6-7.
This year the NDP Task Force is joining forces with Pray.com to host a prayer gathering for our nation through the National Day of Prayer Broadcast. The broadcast will be a 90 minute program that will begin at 8 p.m. at
The broadcast will be hosted by NDP Task Force president, Kathy Branzell, and will feature: Chris Tomlin, Matthew West, Robert Morris, Dr. Ed Young, Alan Jackson, Jack Graham, Joni Eareckson Tada, Ronnie Floyd, Skip Heitzig, Miles McPherson, Mark Batterson, Samuel Rodriguez, Lecrae, Anne Graham-Lotz, Nick Hall, Beth Jones, Mike Kai, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, and many other of our well-known prayer partners.
In addition, the Presidential Prayer Team will host a 24-hour national prayer room. This national prayer broadcast will feature prayers from members all across the country streaming throughout the day on
IPrayRadio.org. In addition to praying for our leaders and country, it will also include prayer over the upcoming mid-term elections.
James Bolthouse, President of The Presidential Prayer Team, said, “We are blessed to be leaders in calling for prayer for this nation, on this National Day of Prayer. Especially as the nation looks ahead to what God has in store for America. Of course, prayer should not be reserved for only a single day, and we offer motivations to be in prayer for this great nation every day of the year. But the National Day of Prayer is a vital cornerstone upon which all Americans can be united in one cause, turning to our Heavenly Father in prayer.”
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Local National Day of Prayer Events
Many local churches and civic groups are hosting live prayer events. Check with your church or join one of the events listed below.
Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale
On Wednesday, May 4, the eve of the National Day of Prayer, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale is hosting a Night of Worship from 6:30 – 8 p.m. that will end by kicking off
OnePrayer.Global, a 24-hour event partnering with churches from around the world to pray for our neighbors, countries, and one another. Visit oneprayer.global for more information.
Palm Beach Atlantic University
National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.
DeSantis Family Chapel
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 5 from 12 – 1 p.m.
Plantation Community Church
National Day of Prayer Gathering on Thursday, May 5 from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Gather outside by the cross at Plantation Community Church, 6501 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation, to pray for our nation.
42ndAnnual City of Plantation’s Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
May 5 at 8:30 a.m.
Jacaranda Country Club, 9200 W Broward Blvd, Plantation
Tickets are $30 per person, Tables of 10 are $300
The Clergy Coalition of Coral Springs and Parkland
in partnership with the Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, will honor and celebrate Annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
A designated youth representative from each congregation will deliver a brief prayer on behalf of their religious community focused on our leaders, nation and world peace.
Bible Baptist Church
Bible Baptist Church, 7 SW 129th Ave, Pembroke Pines will host a National Day of Prayer event on Thursday, May 5 from 7 – 9 a.m. Coffee and pastry will be available.
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Eric Solomon, editorial assistant, contributed to this article.