Unite in Prayer for America
Franklin Graham urges pastors across America to come together in prayer.
April 23, 2010 - As honorary chairman for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, Franklin Graham is challenging pastors and churches to intercede for America.
Only one Sunday remains before the National Day of Prayer ... "an event under attack like never before,” Graham said. “Please ask your congregations to stand with us as we pray for our president, our leaders, our men and women in the military, and our nation as a whole. We need churches everywhere to stand with us on May 6 as we join in prayer as one nation, under God.”
Graham will be in Washington May 6 to lead a prayer service for the nation at the Cannon House Office Building. He was also scheduled to speak at the Pentagon until the Army rescinded his invitation.
“I want to express my strong support for the United States military and all our troops,” said Graham, whose youngest son serves in the Army. “I will continue to pray that God will give them guidance, wisdom, and protection, as they serve this great country.”
Graham joins a task force led by Mrs. Shirley Dobson whose mission is to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church, and Family.
Millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast. This year’s theme is “Prayer for Such a Time as This” and is based on Nahum 1:7: “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.”
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
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It is estimated that more than two million people attended more than 40,000 observances organized by tens of thousands of volunteers. At state capitols, county court houses, on the steps of city halls, and in schools, businesses, churches, and homes, people stopped their activities and gathered for prayer.