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Pray for This Nation and Our Leaders Tonight

Prayer Offered For Our Nation… Gather with your neighbors, friends and area pastors for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6 (tonight) at the downtown park at 6 p.m. There will be prayers for our country, as well as musical worship by the Pastors Praise Band. Pictured is Don Henson a few years ago at the Day of Prayer in prayer, and the crowd, worshiping together. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Hallar Building. Image File Photos by Dana Raker

Holden area residents are once again invited to participate in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6 (tonight) at the downtown park at 6 p.m.

The theme this year is “Lord, Pour Out Your Love, Life and Liberty.” As the 2021 National Day of Prayer is here, thousands of individuals, churches, and communities will be rallying millions of Christians to once again heed this call!

Here locally, the service is sponsored by the Holden Area Ministrerial Association. Mayor Doyle Weeks will give a proclamation and area pastors will offer prayers for our country and our town.

There will also be worship and praise music performed by the Pastors Praise Band, other groups and individuals.

This year marks 70 years since Reverend Billy Graham stood on the Capitol steps in February 1952 and called for Congress and the President to establish a Day of Prayer in this nation.

By April of that year, President Truman signed the legislation into public law.

Through the decades, the efforts of the National Day of Prayer Task Force have mobilized Americans to observe the National Day of Prayer in all 50 states and in U.S. territories to pray for those who lead and those in need in our nation.

Committee President Kathy Branzell reminds us of the saying, “History belongs to the intercessors who believe the future into being.”
Once again proclaiming a promise of God in our theme verse, 2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

“It is our prayer today and throughout 2021 that the Spirit of the Lord would pour out and pour through us across America,” said Branzell.
“We pray to see the Lord fill our lives, families, churches, workplace, education, military, government, arts, entertainment and media, with Biblical, not cultural, not worldly, but Spirit-empowered, Spirit-filled love, life and liberty as designed and defined by our Creator and Savior.”

Scripture tells us time and again that our fervent prayer is effective. It also tells us that our loving God responds to His children’s earnest pleas in mighty ways that avail much, and ultimately determine the course of history.

“At this crucial time in our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray,” say organizers. “Thank you in advance for making this spiritual discipline a personal priority and for standing with us as we encourage others to incorporate prayer into their lives.

“The Lord has graciously anointed our efforts, empowering them to touch and change many hearts and lives. We look forward to seeing His hand move across our land in exciting ways each May in response to our petitions!”

As citizens and residents of the United States, and as believers in Christ Jesus, we not only have a spiritual responsibility to pray, but a civic duty as we heed the call to stand in the gap for our nation. Who, but God’s people have the ability to enter into the very throne room of Heaven with prayers and petitions?

Join your neighbors and friends at the downtown park on May 6, this evening, to unite and pray for this great nation. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the Hallar Building.

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