RENEWAL Devotional: National Day of Prayer
Written by: Lydia D’Ross, a licensed and ordained minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital
Yesterday was the 64th Annual National Day of Prayer. All week long believers from various religious denominations, diverse ethnic groups and people of all ages around the world prayed for America. The first presidential call to prayer was issued by George Washington on October 3, 1789. He wrote, “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.”
Will you join thousands of Americans in prayer and pray for our Nation, congress and for the President of the United States?
We have faced many challenges through history and within our families, but we have overcome them through the power of prayer. We are hopeful about America and for our family’s future. When we pray together, prayer strengthens us in numbers. When we pray together as a family, it strengthens us as a family. As the saying goes “a family that prays together; stays together.”
Scripture says, “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you” if only you pray. (Isaiah 60:1,2 NKJV)
Will you take time to pray? I encourage you to take a few minutes and join us to pray for our country, our family and friends. If you would like someone to pray with you, call your church leader, or friends. We are honored to join in prayer with you.