“Cry aloud, spare not;
Lift up your voice like a trumpet;
Tell My people their transgression,
And the house of Jacob their sins.”
– Isaiah 58:1 NKJV
When was the last time you prayed? The first Thursday in May has been designated as The National Day of Prayer since 1952. It was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. This day is set aside for repentance, prayer and intercession on behalf of our nation and families.
As a child, I can remember having family prayer on Sunday’s with my grandmother, Temoria Harvey aka Mama Sweet. At the time, I didn’t understand it. I just wanted it to be over with. Although my grandmother was and still is long-winded when praying, her prayers will forever stick with me. Ask my children and they will tell you that I will form a prayer circle with them in a second!
It is so important to have a prayer life. I am fortunate to have a family that prays. Even with their prayers, I continue to pray for myself as well as others. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without prayer. Although I’ve been sick, my faith that I am healed has not wavered. By faith, I know that it just hasn’t manifested yet.
Whatever you’re going through today, I hope that you will unite with all faiths to lift our nation and families up in prayer. Join us as we pray for forgiveness, healing, mercy, grace and direction.
Today, we come to you asking for forgiveness. If there is anything that’s not like you within us, clean us up and make us whole. We pray that you will heal our nation, the sick and wounded souls. We pray that you will continue to protect us from things seen and unseen. We pray that you will bind us closer together so that we may be able to stand together in faith. We thank you and will forever praise you for your mercy and grace.