Archive for April, 2018
While Thursday, May 3, is our National Day of Prayer, we must be vigilant to pray for America consistently and even daily. These are our four major prayer priorities for America in the month of May. Oh, wouldn’t it be incredible if millions of Americans could unite in prayer this month for the Lord to move in these four major areas in America? Tell your friends, share these prayer points with them, with pastors, church leaders, business and educational leaders. Let’s join in clear agreement, visible union, and extraordinary prayer for these priorities during May.
1. ASK GOD TO BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord—the people He has chosen to be His own possession!” Psalm 33:12
- Ask God to bless America mercifully and give favor to the United States of America.
- Ask God to bless America spiritually in a new and fresh way and move us to return to the Lord our God.
- Ask God to bless America by raising up godly leaders in all areas of our nation: locally, regionally, statewide, and nationally.
- Ask God to bless America economically so that all people in our nation will be blessed and so we can be a blessing to the entire world.
- Ask God to bless America by securing our nation from all evil and harm from within our nation and from outside; please Lord, continue to bring resolve in the North Korea issue.
2. PRAY FOR UNITY IN AMERICA
“Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3
- The present spiritual crisis in America is calling us to pray for and take all necessary actions to come together as a nation.
- God is the only One who can bring unity, harmony, and oneness in America; therefore, we look only to Him in prayer.
- Call upon God to empower us to make every effort to live in unity, call for unity, and continually forward unity in America.
3. PRAY FOR THE CENTERS OF INFLUENCE IN AMERICA
“First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2
- Pray for the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the United States government.
- Pray for America’s military, its leaders, and all personnel to be protected by God, and for the courage to depend upon God.
- Pray for the members of our media in America to be life-giving truth bearers and unity contributors.
- Pray for America’s businesses to have leaders of integrity, be creators of economic blessing, and givers to the community.
- Pray for America’s centers of education to be truth-centered, excellence-driven, and bearers of opportunities.
- Pray for the churches of America to be gospel-centered in message, disciple-makers in mission, and Spirit-empowered to unity.
- Pray for the families in America to return to the biblical model, reconcile with one another, and be restored to love and unity.
4. ASK GOD FOR THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER ON THURSDAY, MAY 3, TO BECOME A CATALYTIC SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT ACROSS AMERICA
“They all were continually united in prayer.” Acts 1:14
- Lord, we ask You to unify Your Church in America, so the Church can call our nation to unity on the National Day of Prayer and in the future.
- Lord, we ask You to move each of us to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit personally in our families, churches, workplaces, and communities.
- Lord, we ask You to empower our National Day of Prayer volunteers who will lead and serve in thousands upon thousands of observances on May 3.
- Lord, we ask You to use and anoint Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the President of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, as he provides leadership the entire week; but, most importantly the National Observance of the National Day of Prayer in historic Statuary Hall in the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
- Lord, we ask You give to Dr. Floyd the exact words needed for every media interview related to the National Day of Prayer.
- Lord, we ask You to use the thousands upon thousands of observances of the National Day of Prayer to be a catalytic spiritual movement across America, ushering in the revival of the Church and the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America.
Sunday Will Be Special
This Sunday we will teach the Word of God at each campus of Cross Church. The text for the message is Romans 8:1-11. Please read, meditate, and pray over this powerful text before you come to one of our worship services. Oh, what God could do through our lives and church if we live out this passage consistently. Pray for Sunday. Bring a friend.
Senior Recognition Day, Sunday, May 6
Join us as we honor and recognize our graduating seniors at the high school and collegiate levels. Each campus will give honor to these graduates on Sunday, May 6. Don’t miss honoring these graduates as we send them into the next stage of life.
Parent/Child Dedication is on Mother’s Day, May 13
Dedicating children to God and praying for parents and babies is always a joy. On Mother’s Day, we will not only honor all moms present, we will also observe Parent/Child Dedication Day. Do not miss it!
As a gift to all moms on Mother’s Day, we will have photographers to take family photos on every campus. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor your mom with a photo of the people she loves and serves most.
Try Using This in Your Personal Prayer Life
Praying for America is the responsibility of each Bible-believing follower of Jesus Christ. This video tool is a way to pray for our country in this time of need. Use it personally between now and the National Day of Prayer, and beyond. Join me in the 2018 National Prayer for America.
You can find a full script of the prayer here.
Join in a National Day of Prayer Observance in Your Community
On Thursday, May 3, find and join an observance of the National Day of Prayer in your community in Northwest Arkansas, Southwest Missouri, or beyond. Additionally, our Fayetteville Campus will broadcast the National Observance live from Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. Fayetteville Campus’s doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the service begins at 6:30 p.m.
If you prefer to tune in from your home, you can watch on DayStar Christian Television or stream live from nationaldayofprayer.org. Many are joining me to lead the National Observance, and I know you will not want to miss it. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers will lead worship, and we will also hear from UniVoice. Joining me to speak and assist in leading are Priscilla Shirer, Sammy Rodriguez, H. B. Charles Jr., and Pastor Frank and Sheri Pomeroy of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The Pomeroys lost 26 of their church members, including their own daughter, in the church shooting last year. Others will be leading in prayers as well as involving you wherever you are. Pray for Thursday, May 3, the National Day of Prayer.
See you Sunday for Romans 8,