5 Ways to Pray for America
National Day of Prayer – May 2, 2019
The National Day of Prayer, held on May 2nd, is a time for Americans to join together and pray for our nation, its leaders, and its families. Created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, the National Day of Prayer was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May. Each year, the National Day of Prayer has a theme, and this year the theme is to “Love One Another.”
With the theme in mind, The National Day of Prayer Task Force developed a list of five ways of how you can pray for America and one another:
1. Pray for America to love one another.
“Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” – John 13:34
2. Pray for the church in America to love one another.
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:35
3. Pray for families, workplaces, communities, and cities in America to love one another.
“Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” – 1 John 4:7
4. Pray for all ethnicities and people in America to love one another.
“Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” – 1 Corinthians 13:6-8
5. Pray we will love God and each other so much that we will agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily for the next great spiritual awakening in America.
“Besides this, since you know the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, because now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” – Romans 13:11