National Day of Prayer Planned on May 2nd

On Thursday, May 2, people of all faiths are invited to pray for our nation during the National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance that was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

The theme this year is “love one another,” based on John 13:34: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (NIV).

Stella Tokar, of The Bridge Church in Pembroke Pines, is the South Florida coordinator for the National Day of Prayer. “When I became a Christian and discovered I was allowed to have a personal conversation with the Lord, it was so impactful, ” said Tokar. “Because there has been so much turmoil, I think people are ready for this. The theme couldn’t be more appropriate this year, and I believe God uses it all,” said Tokar.

Several church and civic groups have organized prayer gatherings.

The Presidential Prayer Team, the national, nonpartisan prayer ministry for America and its leaders, will also host an online prayer event allowing participants to unite online and pray together for the leadership of our country as part of the largest collective prayer event in US history. To join the free, online prayer gathering, Americans can visit to sign-up for a specific time to lift the country up in prayer.

Here is a list of National Day of Prayer events being held locally on May 2nd.


Church United Quarterly Gathering + National Day of Prayer

All pastors, church staff and ministry leaders are welcome!

Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

2401 West Cypress Creek Road

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

8:30 – 11 a.m.


NDP Praise and Prayer Night

The Bridge Church

9300 Pembroke Road

Miramar, FL 33025

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Stella Tokar



2019 National Day of Prayer

Liberty Life Center

6800 SW 21st Court, Suite 1

Davie, FL 33317

7:30 – 9 p.m.


National Day of Prayer in Pembroke Pines

Bible Baptist Church

7 SW 129 Ave.

Pembroke Pine, FL 33027

7:30 – 9 a.m.

Pastor Chris Ortiz

[email protected] 


Plantation National Day of Prayer Gathering

Meet on the steps at Plantation City Hall. In case of rain, meet in the sanctuary at Plantation Community Church.

400 NW 73rd Ave

Plantation 33317 FL

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Pastor Ray Fowler

[email protected]



Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Jacaranda Country Club

9200 W. Broward Blvd.

Plantation, FL 33324

9 – 11 a.m.

$30 per person


National Day of Prayer Event

Temple Aron HaKodesh

4751 NW 24 Court

Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Linda Reid



National Day of Prayer Event

Awakening House of Prayer

12950 West State Road 84

Davie, FL 33325

7 p.m.


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