This is from the 2010 National Day of Prayer booklet.
Prayer is an important part of America’s history, reflecting the faith of our founding fathers. In fact, America’s first national call to prayer predates the Constitution. In 1776, the Continental Congress called for a day of prayer. Their expression of humility and dependence on God provided a bedrock of faith on which the United States was founded and still operates today.
We can wait till the official National Day of Prayer, but our country needs prayer right now.
How to Pray
Being raised Catholic, I learned 3 prayers, the “Our Father”, “Hail Mary” and the “Act of Contrition”. I was never encouraged or taught to pray otherwise.
Since becoming a born-again Christian, my spiritual journey has lead me closer to God, His Word, but I still struggle with finding time to pray.
Prayer is simply:
- Talking with God
- Listening to God
- Enjoying the presence of God
Remember the components of prayer: P.R.A.Y.
Praise God for what He has already accomplished through Jesus.
Repent personally and on behalf of our nation.
Ask God to reveal truth and turn our hearts back to God.
Yield to the Lord and recognize He has heard our prayers and will answer according to His will.
Soli Deo Gloria!