If there were ever a day in the history of the United States of America that we need to pray and seek God for revival and spiritual awakening in our nation, it is today!
The National Day of Prayer (NDP) will be observed on May 6, 2021. The purpose of NDP is to mobilize unified public prayer for the United States of America. For 2021, the theme is Lord, Pour Out Your Love, Life, and Liberty from II Corinthians 3:17.
Since the first call to prayer in 1775, the NDP has been a vital part of our heritage. In 1952, a joint resolution from Congress, which was signed by President Truman, declared an annual National Day of Prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Ronald Reagan, setting the NDP as the first Thursday of May. Traditionally, the current president signs a proclamation each year to encourage all Americans to pray on the NDP, and state governors and the governors of several US territories tend to follow suit with similar proclamations.
Although the 2020 NDP shifted to a virtual observance due to COVID-19, it still carried a significant impact. Glen Lutz, Virginia’s state coordinator for the NDP, shared, “The  National Day of Prayer garnered 595,000 views online and had a television reach to nearly 1.2 billion households across the US, Latin America, and Europe through partnerships on a number of TV outlets. Radio networks reached just under 100 million households across the US. Despite the obstacles and challenges, [2020’s] event reached more homes than ever before.”
How can your church unify and mobilize public prayer for the 2021 National Day of Prayer? Mobilizing prayer can happen in your home, your place of business, your church, a park, or a community meeting location. A national observance will take place at noon on Capitol Hill, and there will be a live broadcast from the Museum of the Bible that evening.
Build your NDP team, rally churches to gather for prayer, and begin to pray immediately for your pastor, your church, and your community to get involved.
Let’s join together to seek God’s face on the…National Day of Prayer, May 6, 2021 ■
For more information on how you can build a National Day of Prayer team or how you can register to be a prayer coordinator, find promotional resources, find group studies and prayer curriculum, or post your prayer event, visit nationaldayofprayer.org.
To contact an NDP representative for more information, email Glen Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org.