Americans Unite with One Voice in Prayer on the 63rd Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 1st
Contact: Dion Elmore, 719-559-9574, [email protected]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 8, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- As our nation struggles with continued economic insecurity, vast healthcare change, and continual challenges to basic constitutional rights, citizens of the United States are preparing to exercise one of their most precious freedoms -- the right to gather, worship, and pray to God. Following in the footsteps of our nation's founders, who fought for religious freedom, millions will assemble at thousands of local National Day of Prayer events across America, where they will take time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation, and their leaders.
The theme for the 2014 National Day of Prayer, is One Voice, United in Prayer, emphasizing the need for individuals to join together in corporate prayer, calling upon the unfailing character of God, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men -- the God under whom this nation stands. To further highlight this theme, Romans 15:6 was selected as the Scripture for this year: "So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." John Bornschein, National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force Vice-Chairman, stated, "This 63rd annual, national observance on May 1st, will have profound significance for our country. By joining together in prayer, we have an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord's healing and renewing power made manifest as we call upon citizens to humbly come before His throne."
The 2014 National Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be broadcast LIVE from the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. on GodTV and the National Day of Prayer Task Force website -- Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm ET. Speakers include Anne Graham Lotz (daughter of Rev. Billy Graham), Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, Congressman Robert Aderholt, Mrs. Vonette Bright, The Honorable Bob McEwen, Congressman Mike McIntyre, Don Moen, Chaplain Father Patrick Conroy, Dr. Dick Eastman, Mr. David Butts, Mr. John Bornschein, and more.
To learn more, or to schedule an interview, contact us at [email protected]
or 719-559-9574. To find a National Day of Prayer event in your community, visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org
. About the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress' proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.