The governors of all 50 U.S. states as well as the Virgin Islands have signed proclamations for the 57th annual National Day of Prayer on May 1, officials of the day of prayer announced Wednesday.
Proclamations publicly acknowledge the day is designated for Americans to unite in prayer. Each of the state‚Äôs proclamations and constitutions will be read during a prayer event at each state capitol, according to Focus on the Family‚Äôs Citizenlink.
‚ÄúSince the days of our nation‚Äôs founding, public prayer has been an essential part of our heritage,‚ÄĚ said Michael Calhoun, National Day of Prayer (NDP) manager of strategic partnerships, to Citizenlink....
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: The Scripture is clear that God desires to have all people come to Him in prayer, but He has specified that they must come according to His instructions. Prayer is a privilege limited to those who have come to trust in Jesus Christ as Savior.
Matthew 6 5. And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee.