“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
Matthew 7:7-8 KJV
Thursday, May 6, is the National Day of Prayer. Our nation desperately needs God, but sadly it has rebelled against the principles found in the Word of God. So let us pray for repentance and revival in our land. The Bible also commands us to pray for our leaders.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4 KJV
In addition to our leaders, here are some other things that you can pray for on the National Day of Prayer: national repentance and revival, national security, the military, policemen and other first responders, health care workers, families, pastors and churches, schools and teachers, and the news media.
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34
Let us humble ourselves, confess our sins, and seek God’s mercy and forgiveness. Only God can solve the multitude of problems which face our nation. He is compassionate and ready to forgive, if only we would seek Him.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
Here is a link to the National Day of Prayer website: