US National Day of Prayer 2021 focuses on love, life and liberty

Participate in the National Day of Prayer 2021 praying with other Christians in the community where you live, and watch the broadcast from the National Day of Prayer 2021 task force, coming to you direct from the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC .

This year the National Day of Prayer celebrates 70 years of interceding for the nation. Held annually on the first Thursday of May it takes place this year on 6th May. The theme for 2021 is based on 2 Corinthians 3:17 – “Lord pour out Your Love, Life and Liberty.”

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (Corinthians 3:17)

“Our nation has endured a year marked by unprecedented challenges, but we know prayer has carried us through these days and the hand of God will move us into a brighter future,” says Kathy Branzell who is President of the National Day of Prayer 2021 (NDP) Task Force.

Kathy is also a longtime member of the Board of Directors, having led and served alongside Vonette Bright, Shirley Dobson, Anne Graham-Lotz, and Dr Ronnie Floyd. See her video message below.

The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the USA, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.

This year marks 70 years since Reverend Billy Graham stood on the Capitol steps in 1952 and called for Congress and the President to establish a day of prayer. 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 US territories to pray for those who lead and those in need in the nation.

These prayers are lifted up across the country through the efforts of tens of thousands of volunteers who have led their communities to organize over 60,000 local events on the National Day of Prayer in the past. Last
year, gatherings pivoted to virtual formats to comply with health guidelines.

This year volunteer coordinators are preparing for a variety of events, both virtual, and in-person and events in creative formats such as prayer flights, prayer drives and television broadcasts. No matter
the format, there will be prayer from sunrise in Maine to sunset in the Pacific islands on the National Day of Prayer 2021

National Day of Prayer 2021 Broadcast

Hosted by Kathy Branzell and Evangelist Andrew Palau, along with music by Shane and Shane. The National Day of Prayer 2021 Broadcast will air at 8 pm (Eastern) on May 6th. The broadcast is sponsored by the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC and One Cry. Guests include, Greg Laurie, Will Ford, Matt Lockett, Tony Evans, Anne Graham Lotz, Jack Graham, Ronnie Floyd and others.

“History belongs to the intercessors who believe the future into being,” Kathy says. “Our 2021 theme echoes our prayers: “LORD pour out Your LOVE, LIFE, and LIBERTY.

“It is our prayer that the Spirit of the Lord would pour out and pour through us across America. 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.”

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Click to learn How to Pray for America.

Also read: Public prayer gathering prohibited at US Capitol building for National Day of Prayer

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