evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning
National Day of Prayer in
the United States is Celebrated
Thursday May 5th, 2011 Always on the first Thursday
of May each year!
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
is the theme for 2011? NDOP
Home says that the 2011's event
theme is: "A Mighty Fortress is
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."
The National Day of
Prayer site explains it this way:
"The National Day of
Prayer (NDP) is an annual event established by an act of
encourages Americans to pray for our nation, its people
and its leaders.
The NDP Task Force concentrates on the need to pray for
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
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
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
Here is what The World Book Encyclopedia says about
refers to reverent words and thoughts directed toward
goddesses, or other objects of worship. People pray
to ask for spiritual
benefits for themselves or others. They also offer
or adoration to the object of worship. Prayers may
take the form of speech,
song, dance, or silent reverence. Some people kneel
Others stand, sit, or lie on the ground.
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
"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;"
A few ideas:
a Family Prayer Journal. Make sure you date your
then have a column for "answered
prayer" to see how and when the Lord
answered your prayer.
sure you check your local newspaper or Church
bulletin to see where
your local community will be holding services for
The National Day of
a Prayer Basket for yourself. Here are a few
Bible; Notepad and pen/pencil; box of tissue;
your Prayer Journal;
index cards; You might consider giving one to
others as a gift.
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
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.
out Bible Verses about Prayer and memorize them.
the Lord's Prayer.
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.
in traffic or at a red light? Pray for the people
in the car
in front of you.
your doctor running late AGAIN? Pray for him/her
and the nurses.
Pray for the patient they are taking care of
while you wait.
sure you can come up with a few ideas of your
Remember you are only limited by your own
"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the
for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in
of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I
you, They have their reward."
Email Greeting Cards: Send
a National Day Of Prayer to a Friend. Celebrated on May
Right now Free Card shop is going thru changes because of
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
Blue Mountain Free ECards offers one also: National
Day of Prayer
You can see all the different cards I have available at Annie's