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National Day of Prayer–May 6, 2010

April 7, 2010

In 1744, a group of Scottish ministers banded together across denominational lines to pray for revival in their land. Encouraged by the richness of the fruits of their labor, they called the worldwide church to join them in prayer. Among those answering the call in America was Jonathan Edwards, the great Puritan minister and theologian, who enlisted the aid of New England churches to unite in this “concert of prayer.”

The 59th Annual National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, May 6, 2010. Millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast. The theme for this coming year is “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.”

Special days of prayer have been held throughout America’s history. In 1775 the Continental Congress called for prayer for the birth of our nation. Abraham Lincoln called for a day of prayer in 1863. Congress established the annual observance of the National Day of Prayer in 1952. Celebrated on the first Thursday of May, it is a time for all citizens to pray for our nation and its leadership. To aid your pursuit of prayer, we’ve assembled some of our most popular prayer resources.

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