Wednesday, May 4, 2016

National Day of Prayer



The 65th Annual National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May5. The chosen theme is Wake Up America! 

The selected verse is Isaiah 58:1a:
Shout it aloud, do not hold back.
Raise your voice like a trumpet.

Honorary Chairman Dr. Tony Evans has written a special prayer:
“Dear heavenly Father, we come to You today as a humble people desperate for Your supernatural intervention on behalf of our beloved nation.  First, we thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed on our land, blessings that have allowed us to bring so much good and benefit to not only our own citizens but also to the rest of the world. The very ideals upon which this country was founded were based on biblical truths, no matter how some try to rewrite history to deny that very fact today.
This is why our hearts are so broken over how You continue to be marginalized and dismissed by both our people and our institutions. We are also saddened by the fact that Your people have contributed greatly to the spiritual apathy that now engulfs us. Our satisfaction in remaining religious without being fully committed to living out the truths of Your Word has caused us to become co-conspirators with the forces of evil that are destroying us as a society.
It is for this reason that we personally and collectively repent of our carnality and recommit ourselves to becoming visible and verbal disciples of Jesus Christ. Enable us, by Your Spirit, to no longer be secret agent Christians but rather to publicly declare and live out Your truth in a spirit of love so that You feel welcome in our country once again.
Thank You for Your promise to hear our prayers when we call to You with hearts of repentance and obedience, which is how we are appealing to You today, Father. On behalf of Your church, we affirm afresh the priority You are to us that You would fill every dimension of our lives as we seek to bring You glory through the advancement of Your kingdom in our personal lives, our family lives, and in the lives of our churches and our government leaders. We confidently invite heaven’s intervention into all the affairs of our nation and we praise You in advance for Your answer.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen.”
There are a number of National Day of Prayer gatherings scheduled throughout the Kinship Christian Radio listening area. They are listed on the Kinship Community Calendar page here http://www.kjly.com/comcal.php

In addition, Kinship Christian Radio will broadcast a two-hour, live concert of prayer from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, called One Cry Prayer Summit, Generations United for Awakening.  This will include teaching on prayer, interviews with ministry leaders from around the country, and worship music performed from Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis.

Now is the time. We absolutely must wake up and stop being “secret agent Christians,” in Dr. Evan’s words.

If you want more information, or wish to be more deeply involved, here is the National Day of Prayer website: http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/
Today’s Praise

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. Isaiah 58:9 NIV


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