National Day Of Prayer To Be Held Virtually At FBC Minden

Written by on May 5, 2020

This year’s Community National Day of Prayer will be held virtually on Thurs., May 7th @ Noon via the First Baptist Church social media. Rev. Leland Crawford, pastor of FBC Minden, encourages the community “to join in this special time of praying for our nation, our state, our community members and frontline workers.”
Rev. Jim Wallace, co-Chairman of FBC Prayer Ministry explains, “because of the current health situation across our country we have to do things a little differently. This year the service will be observed via Facebook: First Baptist Church-Minden and YouTube: First Baptist Church Minden. A video message and a list of special groups of people will be listed to pray for. Prayer is powerful and we will continue to observe the National Day of Prayer on this first Thursday of May.”
The NDP Task force has chosen the verse: Habakkuk 2:14: “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” The theme is “for God’s glory.”
The National Day of Prayer National Observance will also be held by broadcast, live stream and more ways on May 7th, from 7 PM – 9 PM CT. Guest speakers will include:  Branzell, Will Graham, Nick Hall, Michael W. Smith, Harry Jackson and many more. For more information go to or the NDP Facebook page National Day of Prayer Task Force 2020.
Kathy Branzell, NDP Task Force Chairman says, “the mission of the Task Force is to mobilize unified public and personal prayer for America. The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our inheritance. [It] has great significance for us as a nation…to recall…the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with a crisis.”
Historically, George Washington and members of the Continental Congress of 1775 called for a day of fasting and prayer for wisdom as they worked to form a new nation. Again in 1783, Pres. Abraham Lincoln also called for a day of fasting and prayer. In 1952, Pres. Harry Truman signed into law an observance of an annual National Day of Prayer. It would be Pres. Ronald Reagan, in 1988, who would sign into law that the National Day of Prayer annual observance would be the first Thursday of May.
Rev. Wallace encourages “people not to miss this opportunity to gather online with your fellow prayer warriors and to pray. I Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to ‘pray without ceasing.’”
Rev Crawford adds that “as a pastor one of the things I do on a regular basis is pray for my church, my flock…We don’t ever have a Sunday morning service that I don’t take a moment in that service and we all get on our knees together and we pray together as a church. Prayer is the most powerful thing that any of us can do… It is my desire that this nation would once again become a nation who seeks after a God who rewards faith.”

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