The National Day of Prayer is an annual observation 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. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer. The National Day of Prayer is based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
Our CAC trustees and Director encourage each Mississippi Church to make plans to participate in this special prayer day. Here are some suggestions:
1) Announce the day via bulletin, church signs, mailouts, etc.
2) Have a National Prayer Day Committee or individual make preparations for this day.
3) Open your church building or fellowship hall all day for prayer by your congregation and community.
4) Arrange for prayer at the town or city hall, courthouse or flagpole in the AM or at the noon hour.
5) Pray specifically for: the nation, soldiers, President of the United States, Governor, Senators, Representatives, Mayor, Judges, Sheriff, Police Officers, Pastors, Teachers, Schools, Colleges, Missionaries, Associational Leaders, youth, and our church pulpits.
6) Pray for peace, for Jerusalem, for Israel and for our Lord to come.
7) Pray and pray some more - prayer is the need, not a social gatherings, not a meeting, but prayer where God meets with his people.
You may contact this site for additional information and resources: www.ndpf.org.
Highlighted Churches that support the CAC:
Midway First Baptist, Sumrall
New Bethany, Seminary
O’Neal Road, Gulfport
Oak Grove, Mantachie
Highlighted Trustee of the Month:
Rev. Ed Duvall is married to Patricia and they have two (2) children. He is a missionary/church planter at Homestretch Baptist Church, Cleveland, MS. His hobby is coaching kids sports. God bless Bro. Duvall and his family.