Annie's National Day of Prayer Page

"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18~

National Day of Prayer in the United States is
Celebrated Thursday May 5th, 2011
Always on the first Thursday of May each year!

2011 is the 60th Annual National Day of Prayer
2011's event theme — "Prayer... For Such A Time As This"
and is based on the verse from Nahum 1:7 which states:
"The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  
He cares for those who trust in Him."

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
is either the first or second Sunday of November so either 11/6 or 11/13 2011
Visit their site for more information:
Prayer for the Persecuted Church

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What is the theme for 2011?
NDOP Home says that the 2011's event theme is: "A Mighty Fortress is Our God!"
and is based on the verse from Psalm 91:2 which states:
"I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust."
National Day of Prayer site explains it this way: "The National Day of
Prayer (NDP) is an annual event established by an act of Congress which
encourages Americans to pray for our nation, its people and its leaders.
The NDP Task Force concentrates on the need to pray for those in
leadership on all levels of national, church, and educational areas of influence."

"We can be a light in our communities,
a city on a hill, united in prayer."


How God Answers Prayer:
1. God says YES
2. God says NO
3. God says WAIT


"But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:
for they think that they shall be heard
for their much speaking."
~Matthew 6:7~

The Nationally Broadcast Concert of Prayer
Another major event sponsored by the National Prayer Committee
and held on the evening of the National Day of Prayer is the
Nationally Televised Concert of Prayer.


Do you know what AMEN means?
It means SO BE IT.


"And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as
in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive
us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And
lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil."
~Luke 11:2-4~


Here is what The World Book Encyclopedia says about PRAYER:
"Prayer refers to reverent words and thoughts directed toward God, gods,
goddesses, or other objects of worship.  People pray to ask for spiritual
benefits for themselves or others.  They also offer praise, thanksgiving,
or adoration to the object of worship.  Prayers may take the form of speech,
song, dance, or silent reverence.  Some people kneel while praying.
  Others stand, sit, or lie on the ground.   

Prayer is an important form of worship in nearly all the religions in the world.
  Most religions have regular prayers for both community and private worship.
  Individuals may also offer private prayers that express personal thoughts.
  Contemplation is prayer in which a person concentrates only on
the object of worship."


"And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain
apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone."
~Matthew 24:13~


"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which
despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
~Matthew 5:44~


A few ideas:

  • Start a Family Prayer Journal. Make sure you date your prayer requests
    then have a column for "answered prayer" to see how and when the Lord
    answered your prayer.
  • Make sure you check your local newspaper or Church bulletin to see where
    your local community will be holding services for The National Day of
    Prayer 2011.
  • Make a Prayer Basket for yourself. Here are a few suggestions: Your
    Bible; Notepad and pen/pencil; box of tissue; your Prayer Journal;
    index cards; You might consider giving one to others as a gift.
  • Write some or all of your prayer requests on a note card and carry it
    with you. Then when you have to wait in line or for an appointment just
    pull it out to remind you what you can pray for. That way your time
    won't be wasted and you will feel like you are doing something
    worthwhile too. You can post individual prayer requests on index
    cards and then put them in strategic places to remind you to pray.
    On the mirror in your bathroom, on the fridge or on a chair for example.
  • Write out Bible Verses about Prayer and memorize them.
  • Memorize the Lord's Prayer.
  • Use the waiting time to pray for the person right in front of you. Pray
    for the cashier while you are waiting in a long line or the people
    in front of you or behind you.
  • Stuck in traffic or at a red light? Pray for the people in the car
    in front of you.
  • Is your doctor running late AGAIN? Pray for him/her and the nurses.
    Pray for the patient they are taking care of while you wait.
  • I am sure you can come up with a few ideas of your own.
    Remember you are only limited by your own imagination.


"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are:
for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners
of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto
you, They have their reward."
~Matthew 6:5~


Prayer Links:

If you need prayer you can submit it to the Email Encouragers.
Annie's Email Encouragers Prayer Page
You can submit a prayer request on that page.

Annie's "What the Bible says about Prayer" Page

Other places to submit Prayer Requests:

  • Abundant Joy's Prayer Room - Joy shares ---"it is a place where others can come and receive prayer. The prayer requests come directly to me and I personally pray for all requests"
  • National Day of Prayer offers a section where they will pray for you and you can submit your own prayer request!!

Prayer Pages:
An Introduction to Prayer - by Mary Jane. She has done a great job explaining how to pray. It is the first in a series on prayer and is written for the person that doesn't know how to pray.
PowerPraise Home Page which is Glenda's site has quite a few wonderful pages about prayer. Check them all out: Intercessory Prayer; Prayer Of A Warrior; Prayers Through Scripture; Friendship Prayer; A Heartfelt Prayer; Prayer For A friend; Power of Prayer & Gift of Intercession
How To Pray - By R.A. Torrey. A classic book online in text form.

World Day of Prayer Links:
Church Women United has a page for World Day of Prayer

Kids & Family Prayer Links:
Praise Scriptures to Pray
From Playing to Praying- How to Involve Children in Church Prayer
Praying God's Character Into Your Children

National Day of Prayer Links:
National Day of Prayer - the history of the passing of the bill.
NPC Home
Official NDOP Site:
National Day of Prayer
Nat'l Day of Prayer upheld by 7th Circuit

This image from Suzie's Patriotic Graphics
Remarks by the President at the National Prayer Breakfast
Annie's Flag Day Page for related American & Flag links
Send someone a FREE email card to say you
love them or that you are
praying for them.
I also have Patriotic Cards listed on my:
Annie's Card Shop Page
Check out my:
Annie's "I Prayed for You Today Page


Other Related Pages by Annie:
Annie's "What the Bible says about Prayer" Page
Annie's Bible Study Resources Page
Annie's "I Prayed for You Today" Page
Annie's "World Day of Prayer" Page
Annie's Email Encourager Prayer Page - where you can submit a prayer request.

FREE Email Greeting Cards:
Send a National Day Of Prayer to a Friend. Celebrated on May 5th, 2011.
Right now Free Card shop is going thru changes because of new ownership.
So they don't have any National Day of Prayer Cards but hopefully will one day soon.
For now stop by DaySpring's Free Online Christian Cards:
National Day of Prayer
Blue Mountain Free ECards offers one also:
National Day of Prayer
You can see all the different cards I have available at
Annie's Card Shop.


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