If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. [2 Chronicles 7:14, KJV]
THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER OBSERVANCE
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday in May, inviting people of all faiths and denominations 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.
The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which 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 upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.
The Mission of the National Day of Prayer [NDP-RVA] is to mobilize prayer in the Richmond Metropolitan area and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness and take this area for the GLORY OF GOD.