National Day Of Prayer

JOIN US! We will have the opportunity to pray each hour from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on this day. Then, at 6:00 pm we are inviting all to come together for a time of corporate prayer as a church family!


For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness.
For by You I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.
This God—His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true;
He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.
2 Samuel 22:29-31

God is sovereign and nothing comes as a surprise to Him. Whether we face fluctuating economics, threats from abroad, unrest at home, or other troubling circumstances, our Heavenly Father is not caught unaware. Through prayer, we are able to tap into His wisdom, strength, protection, and peace. He stands ready to respond to our needs when we humbly ask for divine intervention in the affairs of men.

As we Pray for America whose pledge of allegiance recounts that we are “one nation under God,” and whose currency states that it is “in God we trust,” we want Americans to encounter the God who rules over their country. “He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, He who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth—the LORD God Almighty is His name.” —Amos 4:13 NIV


We praise You, our Salvation, Security, Rock, and Waymaker. As Your body, we lift up the Word and light up the Church in our prayers. We pray for the Church to:

Psalm 119:105: "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Psalm 23:3, Acts 2:42, 1 John 1:5-7


Heavenly Father, Creator of man and wife, parents and children, and Lord of our earthly and eternal Family, we acknowledge that we are Your children, created for relationship with You and one another. We lift up the Word and light up the lives of Families in our neighborhoods and nation as we pray for the Family to:

Proverbs 3:11-12: "My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline, and do not resent His rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those He loves, as a father the son He delights in." Matthew 5:14-16, 1 Peter 2:9, Proverbs 6:20-23


Our Teacher, the Way, and the Truth, we are Your disciples and students. As You have taught us to pray, we lift up Your Word, lighting up Education in our prayers. We pray that:

Proverbs 2:6: "For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Isaiah 5:20-21, Ephesians 5:11-12, Psalm 139:11-14


Alpha and Omega, Author, Equipper, Sustainer, Provider; we are Your laborers, lifting up Your Word and lighting up Business and the Workplace through our prayers. We pray that:

2 Timothy 2:15: "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, John 14:12, 2 Corinthians 6:14, Proverbs 3:9


Almighty Authority, Shield, Strong Tower, and Strength, we lift up the Word and light up the Military, praying that:

Psalm 27:1: “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 119:98, 2 Samuel 22:40, Isaiah 42:13


Lord, please protect those in our community who serve as police, firefighters and paramedics. Those who respond first to very difficult situations. We remember them and pray that:

Isaiah 41:13 “For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”


Justice, Lawgiver, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords,
Ancient of Days, we lift up the Word and light up local, state, and federal Government praying that:

Psalm 2:10-11: "Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the LORD with reverence and rejoice with trembling."

Romans 13:1, 1 Timothy 2:1-4 , Psalm 119:101


Creator, Author of our Days, the Word, Potter who designs, defines, and delivers us; You bestow the skill and stir the heart to perform. We lift up the Word and light up Arts, Entertainment, and Media, praying that:

John 1:1-5: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." Exodus 36:2, Ephesians 5:6, Psalm 101:7


Jesus, we profess our faith in You. You are the Light of the world, and in You there is no darkness. For you are our lamp, O LORD, and our God who lights our darkness. Forgive us for fearing and focusing on the darkness around us instead of being filled with faith and shining like the city on a hill You have called us to be. Forgive us for the times when we have been the absence of light, allowing darkness to dwell in America. Lead us forward to dispel the darkness and bring light throughout the Church, Family, Education, Business, Military, Government, and Arts, Entertainment, and Media.

We are saved by grace through faith, released from the darkness that once held us captive and now free to walk in the newness of life in You. Light dispels darkness and exposes what is hidden and wicked, so we commit to rise and shine! For by You, Lord, we can take courage to run against the enemy, and by our God we can fight the good fight and keep the faith as living lampstands in our communities and country. We fear no evil for You are with us.

Lord, Your way is perfect, You lead us on paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. Your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Your Word is Truth, instructing and inspiring us to live in the abundant life You gave when You saved us from the death and destruction of the enemy. Fill us with Truth as we read, study, and live Your Word.

God, You are a shield for all those who take refuge in You. As we abide in You and Your Word abides in us, we take up our shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and run boldly into the darkness to Lift Up the Word and Light Up the World! In the Mighty name of Jesus we pray, Amen!

Prayer Event for PK-5th Grades

Feel free to bring your child(ren) with you during the HOURLY PRAYER EVENT during the day from 6a.m.-6:00p.m., but do plan to have them join in the POPCORN PRAYERS FOR KIDS event from 6-7 p.m. in the education building. We'll teach how to do "popcorn prayers" and even enjoy eating some real popcorn, too, as we lead PK-5th graders in their own prayer event. (See Regi or Rhonda with questions)