National Day of Prayer





2024 Theme


For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him. 2 Samuel 22:29-31
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.

Remembering our 2023 Day of Prayer


What we offered in 2023!


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.

9-Hour Prayer Vigil 

Thursday, May 4
9:00 am following the 3-hour Zoom Prayer ending at 9:00 am.

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

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.