National Day of Prayer


The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May. This day observance, designated by the United States Congress, asks people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.”


“Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance. Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor, and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans. Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.”

A Proclamation on National Day of Prayer 2021


Concerned about our Nation?

Here are four resources to help you pray for America.

  • How to Pray for America
  • 30 Ways to pray for People in Authority
  • Families, Pray for our Nation
This 8 day printable guide for family gatherings gives easy to follow help to read Scripture and pray as a family.
  • 7×7 Prayer Guide
The 7×7 campaign was created to help encourage YOU to pray for our seven centers of influence, seven days a week. Simply try to set aside time in your car, during your coffee break, before bedtime, or whenever may work for you…to PRAY. You may also consider gathering with a small group of friends, coworkers, or church members to cover these prayer points. Together, we will see positive change.”
        • Pray for Families
        • Pray for Military
        • Pray for Government
        • Pray for Churches
        • Pray for Education
        • Pray for the Media
        • Pray for Business