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.”

The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May. This day of observance, designated by the United States Congress, asks people to turn to God in repentance and prayer. Please join our church family as we lift up our nation to the Lord in prayer.
The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.
The Prayer Team invites you to join in prayer as a church family. We invite you to participate in as many ways as you can that work with your schedule:

Download our Prayer Guide to help you…

We Invite You to Join Us in a Few Ways!


Zoom Time of Prayer

Our Prayer Team members will be on a Zoom call on Thursday, May 4th beginning at 6:00 am. Please join us at ANY time between 6:00 am and 9:00 am for as long as you are able… 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes… whatever works for your schedule. Our team members will be praying for our nation and you can join in or just listen, if you prefer. We’d love to have you on the call!
  • 6:00-7:00 am – Joe and Arlita Winston and Joyce Peacock, leading
  • 7:00-8:00 am – Steve and Pam Engle and Melissa Corbin, leading
  • 8:00-9:00 am – Jim Cole, Jan Amos and Nancy Burkley, leading

EASY Login to Zoom:

OR go to Click on “join” on black bar top right.
Meeting ID: 859 2437 5740
Passcode: 839877


Please call or email Pam Engle with any questions or questions in advance to signing in to Zoom: call 609.332.7513 or email

9-Hour Prayer Vigil 

Our Prayer Vigil on Thursday, May 4 will begin at 9:00 am following the 3-hour Zoom Prayer ending at 9:00 am.
You will find sign-up sheets and Prayer Guide at the church (the Narthex, Miller Commons, and in the church office).
We also have an easy “Sign Up Genius” online. We have 30-minute time slots throughout the day and ending at 6:00 PM. You are welcome to use the Prayer Guide. We would love to have every minute of the 12 hours covered in prayer!
Sign up for a time (or 2 times!) at the church OR online at:

Pray On Your Own

If you would prefer to pray on your own time, we encourage you to do so! Use our Prayer Guide as suggestions on what to pray, although we won’t have trouble bringing to our hearts what areas need our prayer!

National Day of Prayer Live Broadcast

Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 8 pm
The broadcast will be available via livestream on the National Day of Prayer site
on the NDP Facebook page, and available via radio and television on your favorite Christian stations!

Fun Facts

  1. There have been 151 national calls to prayer, humiliation, fasting and thanksgiving by the President of the United States (1789 – 2022).
  2. There have been 74 Presidential Proclamations for a National Day of Prayer (1952 – 2022). Gerald R. Ford (1976), George H. Bush (1989 – 91), Barack H. Obama (2012), and Donald J. Trump (2017) are the only U.S. Presidents to sign multiple National Day of Prayer Proclamations in the same year. Every President since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.
  3. 35 of the 45 U.S. Presidents have signed proclamations for National Prayer. 
  4. Records indicate there have been 1,526 state and federal calls for national prayer since 1775 and counting.