“Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.” – 1 Kings 8:28
At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray. Thank you for making this spiritual discipline a personal priority and for standing with us and encouraging others to incorporate prayer in their lives.
Mark your calendar today and plan to join us for National Day of Prayer 2015! It will be a time of praise, worship, and prayer for our state and nation.
When: May 7th, 2015 at Noon
What: National Day of Prayer
Where: Nebraska State Capitol Warner Chamber
PARKING: On-street parking will be limited. Parking is available at Trinity Lutheran (12th and H) with a courtesy shuttle to the Capitol. First Presbyterian Church (17th and F) has additional parking but will not have a shuttle service.
COURTESY SHUTTLE: A shuttle provided by Point to Point will be running between the Capitol and Trinity Lutheran (12th and H) from 11:15 a.m. to noon and following the prayer service.
OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION: We Appreciate Governor Ricketts signing the Nebraska National Day of Prayer Official Proclamation.
To find an event near you, fill out the NDP event search form HERE.
National Day of Prayer History
National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our American heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, national days of prayer have a long-standing and significant history.
- 1863: President Lincoln proclaimed a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer.”
- 1952: a joint resolution by Congress signed by President Truman declared an annual national day of prayer.
- 1988: President Reagan permanently set the day as the first Thursday of May.
Each year the president signs a proclamation encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.
The National Day of Prayer reminds us of how our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It calls us to humbly come before God and seek His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people.