Today is the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is unity, which is something we need in America right now.
Here is a brief description of the history of this day from the National Day of Prayer website–
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.
We encourage everyone to take a few minutes to say a prayer. Let us ground our prayer in scripture. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started-
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Romans 12: 4-6
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Isaiah 55: 6-7
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
So join us in prayer. America needs unity. Stop shouting at your opponents and listen to the other side. We can still disagree with one another, and we should when we need to, but let’s disagree together as Americans. Join us in praying for the prosperity of our country. Join us in praying for peace within our country. Join us in praying for America. Join us in praying for unity. However you choose to word it; “Lord, hear our prayer.”