Americans Unite to Pray on May 6

Americans from all walks of life will gather on May 6th to lift up our country in prayer on the National Day of Prayer. Our nation has endured a year marked by unprecedented challenges, but we know prayer has carried us through these days and the hand of God will move us into a brighter future.

History of the Day to Pray

This year marks 70 years since Reverend Billy Graham stood on the capitol steps in February 1952 and called for congress and the president to establish a day of prayer. By April of that year, President Truman signed the legislation into public law.

Through the decades, the efforts of the National Day of Prayer Task Force have mobilized Americans to observe the National Day of Prayer in all 50 states and in U.S. territories to pray for those who lead and those in need in our nation.

“It is our prayer today and throughout 2021 that the Spirit of the Lord would pour out and pour through us across America,” said Kathy Branzell, president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. As we believe and pray in 2021, our theme echoes our prayers: “LORD pour out Your LOVE, LIFE, and LIBERTY.” Once again proclaiming a promise of God in our theme verse, 2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

The Presidential Prayer Team, the national, nonpartisan prayer ministry for America will launch of a nationwide prayer campaign in support of the National Day of Prayer as part of an ongoing mission to encourage Americans to pray for the leadership of The United States of America.

Pray on May 6

Featured campaign components for the National Day of Prayer are all free and include a dedicated web portal with online prayer rooms. Visitors will be able to pray individually and join in group prayers.  An interactive prayer list of the president and his Cabinet, as well as a 10-minute audio prayer guide, will be available. These resources may be accessed starting April 29 at www.Pray.Team.

To learn more, or to find a National Day of Prayer event in your community, visit

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