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May 4th, 2017 is the 66th annual observance of National Day of Prayer. This year, Nebraska Family Alliance is proud to host a unique prayer event right inside the State Capitol.

What is National Day of Prayer?

The National Day of Prayer (NDP) is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting 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.

NDP encourages us as a nation to recall the way our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace for us as a people.

NDP at the Nebraska State Capitol

Nebraska Family Alliance hosts an NDP event right inside the State Capitol Warner Chamber every year. Faith leaders from our community lead us in prayer for our state, nation, and elected leaders. Planning to attend? Share this event with your Facebook friends!

Thursday May 4, 2017

12:00 – 1:00pm

State Capitol Warner Chamber

1445 K St. Lincoln, NE 68509

Parking Shuttle

Parking near the Capitol when the Legislature is in session is difficult. We are thankful to Trinity Lutheran Church for giving National Day of Prayer participants permission to park in their parking lot at 12th and H St. A  shuttle will be available from 11:30 – 12:00pm and then following the conclusion of the event.

Senator Sponsor

This year’s senator sponsor of the event in the Capitol is Senator Suzanne Geist, representative of District 25 in Lincoln.

This Year’s Theme

Our theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us …Forgive Us …Heal Us! which is inspired by Daniel 9:19.

“Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.”

As the 2017 National Day of Prayer on May 4th quickly approaches, thousands of individuals, churches, and communities will be working to rally millions of Christian’s to once again heed this national call to prayer.

Find a Prayer Event Near You

There are a number of National Day of Prayer events hosted in Nebraska. Find a list of those events here.


Karen Bowling

Karen Bowling

Executive Director at Nebraska Family Alliance
When Karen isn't fulfilling her duties as the Executive Director of NFA, leading a women's Bible study, or coordinating a prayer meeting, she's usually with her four grand children that keep her busy, laughing, and young at heart.
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