Christians across the U.S. are planning to gather tomorrow to observe the 2006 National Day of Prayer.
The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “America, Honor God.” Throughout the nations, Christians will gather at city halls and other public places for lunchtime rallies. Shirley Dobson, wife of Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, is chairperson for NDP.
Christian author and pastor Dr. Henry Blackaby is the honorary chairman for this year’s NDP. He will address the national event in Washington, DC.
For those who cannot make it to the national rally or a local gathering on the National Day of Prayer, the Presidential Prayer Team is offering a solution. Prayer Team president John Lind explains.
“Our part of the National Day of Prayer for the Presidential Prayer Team involves an online prayer rally where people can come online to the Presidential Prayer Team website, and they can click to sign up for a block of time during that day that they would dedicate to pray for our country, our leaders and, of course, our president,” Lind says.
The Presidential Prayer Team is an ongoing, year-round ministry that focuses on praying for America’s president, leaders, and military forces. “We encourage daily prayer, and in order to do that we have a website — PresidentialPrayerTeam.org — that we refresh on a regular basis to give folks who want to take on that challenge up-to-the-day, up-to-the-minute resources and specifics to pray intelligently for our nation,” says Lind.
Those signing up for the online NDP prayer rally can see how many people in their state are already signed up to be praying on that day.