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National Day of Prayer: A Mighty Fortress is Our God

By: Neil Middleton
By: Neil Middleton

Today marks the 60th annual National Day of Prayer. I hope you'll take time today to pray for our nation, our President and the brave men and women protecting out country. You can watch messages from Tony Dungy, Darrell Walltrip and Joni Eareckson Tada here.

Today marks the 60th annual National Day of Prayer.

 

Americans across the country will gather today to pray for our nation and its leaders. 

 

This year’s theme is, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” which is taken from Psalm 91.

 

The National Day of Prayer predates the founding of the United States.  The Continental Congress issued a proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. 

 

Congress established the annual day of prayer in 1952 and President Harry Truman signed the bill into law.

President Ronald Reagan designated the first Thursday of May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer in 1988.

Click here to read a message from Joni Eareckson Tada, the 2011 Honorary Chairperson for the National Day of Prayer.

Click here to read Citizen Link’s interview with Joni Eareckson Tada.

Click here to listen to Family Talk’s Dr. James Dobson discuss this year’s National Day of Prayer.

 

 

2011 Theme Video - National Day of Prayer Task Force

JONI EARECKSON TADA – Honorary Chairperson - 2011 National Day of Prayer

JONI EARECKSON TADA – Honorary Chairperson - 2011 National Day of Prayer

Shirley Dobson – Chairperson - 2011 National Day of Prayer

 

Tony Dungy - Promotional Message - 2011 National Day of Prayer

 

Darrell Waltrip - Promotional Message - 2011 National Day of Prayer

 

Shirley Dobson appears on 700 Club with Pat Robertson

 

I hope you’ll take time today to pray for our nation, our President, our elected officials and the brave men and women protecting our country.  May God give them the wisdom and understanding to lead this great nation into an even brighter future for His glory.

2 Chronicles 7:14 - If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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Psalm 91

 

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[
a]


2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

 

3 Surely he will save you

from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.


4 He will cover you with his feathers,

and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.


5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,


6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.


7 A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.


8 You will only observe with your eyes

and see the punishment of the wicked.

 9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,


10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.


11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;


12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

 
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

 14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.


15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.


16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

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