“Prayer should be the breath of our breathing, the thought of our thinking, the soul of our feeling, the life of our living, the sound of our hearing, and the growth of our growing. Prayer in its magnitude is length without end, width without bounds, height without top, and depth without bottom.”  – Homer W. Hodge

May we all be reminded that Thursday, May 1, 2014 has been sanctioned by the United States Government as “National Day of Prayer.”  Celebrating its 63rd year, this year’s theme is One Voice United in Prayer, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men.  To further highlight our theme, we’ve chosen Romans 15:6 as our Scripture for this year: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”

Please note also that the United States is the only country in the world with a government-sanctioned “National Day of Prayer.” The Judeo-Christian based task force is calling for people to gather for personal and national repentance and heart-felt prayer targeting seven critical areas: our government, military, media, education, church, business, and family.

The heritage of our nation is steeped in humble prayer and noteworthy recognition of Almighty God’s power, wisdom, and providence.  The following prayer serves as a golden example: “Direct my thoughts, words, and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate Blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit….Daily frame me more and more into the likeness of Thy Son Jesus Christ.”  —George Washington, First United States President.

If for some reason you cannot attend one of these National Day of Prayer gatherings, we encourage you to take time to pray alone, with family members at home, or with other like-minded people at your work place.  At such a time as this, and as believers, let’s join together this May 1, 2014 to pray for our nation.

Other locations and further information can be found by going to the National Day of Prayer website:

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 2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 118:8; Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 6:9-13