2018 National Day of Prayer to Focus on Unity for the Nation and the Church

In a society riddled with division and unrest, this year’s National Day of Prayer will focus on praying for unity within the Church, in the family, and across racial and political lines, according to Pastor Ronnie Floyd.

Floyd, president of National Day of Prayer Task Force and senior pastor at Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, told The Christian Post that the theme of the May 3 event is anchored around Ephesians 4:3: “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

“The greatest need in the country is for something to happen spiritually to set us right and pull us together,” he said. “Man does not have the ability to do that; it’s going to be one thing, and that’s God alone. Biblically speaking, unity is supernatural and I think it’s important, especially for those who profess Christ, to really stand up in their communities and pray for America. It is the only hope for our country.”

Created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, the National Day of Prayer is an annual observance inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. As in years past, millions of Americans are expected to gather in Washington, D.C. and across thousands of events in all 50 states to pray together for America.

This year, President Trump will issue a National Day of Prayer presidential proclamation, and Frank Pomeroy, pastor of the Texas church where 26 people including his daughter, Annabelle, were massacred by a crazed gunman last November, will join the president for a prayer service at 11 a.m. at the White House.

Floyd told CP he’s been “encouraged” by the thousands of prayer events planned at churches, schools, and other venues across the United States.

“America needs to see God’s people praying and see that we view prayer as important,” he said. “I think it’s gonna be an exciting day, it’s gonna be a wonderful day to come together.”

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Source: Christian Post