Thursday, May 7 | Noon | Wilson Chapel 

In the midst of challenging and trying times, one of the most important things Christians can do for our nation is to pray collectively for “things to work together for good” for all. We believe that those who love and serve the Lord can and do make a positive difference in the collective consciousness.

NDOP 2015 newOur very first President, George Washington, recognized the importance of setting aside a day each year devoted to prayer and fasting. Since then, this important tradition has continued. In 1952 President Harry Truman signed a law formally declaring a National Day of Prayer.

Along with others throughout our country, we will continue this tradition at Christ Church as we observe the National Day of Prayer on May 7. We will begin at Noon in Wilson Chapel with a Service of Prayer and Repentance and then move to the Courtyard to join Christ Methodist Day School students and faculty around specially prepared stations. At each of these, prayers prepared by students and faculty will be offered.

It is our fervent hope that the 64th Annual National Day of Prayer will provide a much-needed impact locally and nationally. We know that God alone is the catalyst for true healing and reconciliation. The theme for 2015 is Lord, Hear Our Cry, which amplifies this year’s scripture from 1 Kings 8:28: “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”

The 2015 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer is Dr. Jack Graham. In keeping with custom, he has written a special prayer that will be read during the Prayer Services held throughout the United States. The huge wave of prayer that is created from coast to coast will give witness to the unity of God’s people and our commitment to following in the Way of the Lord.

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