Today is the National Day of Prayer.
If you’re not familiar with it, this annual observance is held on the first Thursday of May and invites people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
In honor of today, I hope you’ll tune in for a special edition of our Focus on the Family Broadcast we’re calling “Prayers and Stories of Hope for America.”
We’re airing your stories of hope, your tales of God’s faithfulness during this time of crisis, and your prayers for our nation in the days ahead.
As the Apostle Paul encourages us to do in Philippians 4:8, we are fixing our minds on “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable,” and things of “excellence” and “worthy of praise.” As we do, the peace of God will be ours.
I hope you’ll take some time today to pray on your own for your family, for your community, for marriages and parents, for the sanctity of life, for children in foster care, and “for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way” (1 Tim. 2:2).