"So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."
~ Romans 15:6
Thursday, May 1, is The National Day of Prayer. While days of prayer for the nation have been called since 1775, in 1958 Congress designated, and President Harry Truman signed into law a call for the first Thursday of May to be a day of prayer when Americans are asked to "turn to God in prayer and meditation."
2014 Honorary Chair Anne Graham Lotz has written a national prayer that begins:
Lord of the Universe. Lord of this planet. Lord of the nations. Lord of our hearts. On this National Day of Prayer, we look to You…
In the darkness, You are our Light.
In the storm, You are our Anchor.
In our weakness, You are our Strength. In our grief, You are our Comfort.
In our despair, You are our Hope.
In our confusion, You are our Wisdom. In time of terrorism, You are our Shield. In time of war, You are our Peace.
Read the entire prayer.
The 2014 National Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be broadcast LIVE from the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. You can view the broadcast at this link.