Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
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I believe it is imperative that God’s people come together to pray for our nation. The critical challenges facing America and the culture at large call for
faithful, persevering intercession – not only on the National Day
of Prayer, but throughout the year. Scripture provides abundant
evidence that the Lord is attentive to our cries and that He moves
in response to the fervent and contrite prayers of His children.
As Martin Luther once said, “Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance,
but laying hold of His willingness.”
What comfort and encouragement are available in the assurance that our sovereign God is attuned to our pleas, that He waits to intervene on our behalf, and that He is
“mighty to save” (Zephaniah 3:17). Bearing those wonderful
truths in mind, may we continue to seek the Lord’s blessing and
upon our beloved land during these crucial days that will impact the
direction of our country for generations to come.
The 2010 observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 6, and
the theme we’ve chosen is Prayer! For Such a Time As This.
This emphasis was inspired by Nahum 1:7, which states, “The Lord is
good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust
in Him.” At this perilous and uncertain juncture in our country’s
history, it is critical that we remain in prayer. The American
people continue to be plagued with challenges that defy simple answers,
and our hope lies in humbly seeking the Almighty’s guidance, protection,
In II Chronicles 7:14, the Lord tells His people that He will respond to their contrite
and heartfelt cries of intercession. Please join our Task Force
in endeavoring to spark a revival of prayer throughout our country.
There is no better time than this! It is the hope for America.
Mrs. James C. Dobson (Shirley)
Chairman, NDP Task Force