The 61st annual National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, May 3. This year’s theme is One Nation Under God, emphasizing a biblical truth found in Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” This verse parallels 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Lord proclaims, “If my people, who call on My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sins, and I will heal their land.” These verses make it clear that God cares about and responds to the attitudes and actions of His people. In recognition of the importance of publicly acknowledging our dependence on God, the National Day of Prayer Task Force sponsors tens of thousands of gatherings around the country on the first Thursday of May, as well as an observance on Capitol Hill.

Cumberland County church organizations invite all those, regardless of religious affiliation or creed, who are concerned about the issues facing our nation to gather on May 3rd at one of two locations to humbly thank God for His gracious provision, to seek His mercy, guidance and protection and ask Him to heal our land.

For those interested in attending this year’s national Day of Prayer service there will be two locations in Cumberland County. The first will be at 11 a.m. at the Mirror Lake band shell in Fairfield Glade, the second will be held at the County Courthouse lawn at noon for the 11th straight year. The program will last 30 to 45 minutes and it is recommended that those who plan to attend either of the services bring a chair since the service is held outdoors.

All are welcome. Please come join us and bring a friend.