The National Day of Prayer is celebrated on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation". The president is required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.

That's why here we have shared the National Day of Prayer Quotes, Meaning, Theme, History, Facts and Images for you to share it on your social media profiles like Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.


National Day of Prayer Quotes, Theme, History, Images


History

The fall observance was established by President Abraham Lincoln as the official Thanksgiving holiday in 1863. The spring observance was established by President Harry S. Truman in 1952 as the National Day of Prayer.

Residents of Kentwood, Louisiana, gather outside the Town Hall alongside LA 38 to observe 2015's National Day of Prayer. Friction in 1768–1776 between the American colonists and England spurred some American cities and colonies to proclaim days of prayer. For instance, Boston declared a day of fasting and prayer in September 1768, as a protest against a British plan to station troops in the city.

The Colony of Virginia's House of Burgesses established a day of fasting and prayer to take place on Wednesday, June 1, 1774, to protest the Boston Port Act, such that the people of Virginia would assemble for prayer led by clergymen. Thomas Jefferson wrote that "the effect of the day through the whole colony was like a shock of electricity," moving the Virginians to choose delegates to establish self-rule.


The Provinces of South Carolina, Maryland and Georgia all observed official days of fasting and prayer during 1774–1775.


National Day of Prayer 2020 Theme

National Day of Prayer 2020 theme is praying for God's glory across the earth.




National Day of Prayer Quotes

1. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. - Jeremiah 29:12

2. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. - Mark 11:24

3. Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer. - Psalm 4:1

4. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. - James 5:16

5. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? - Psalms 11:3

6. Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. - Colossians 4:2

7. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


8. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. - Psalm 33:12

9. But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. - Luke 6:27-28

10. One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. -Luke 6:12

11. In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears. - Psalms 18:6

12. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. - Philippians 4:1

13. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. - Matthew 6:6

14. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. - I Timothy 2:1-2


15. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6
16. Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. - Jeremiah 33:3


Conclusion

In the current situation, we all need to pray for our nation. That's why here we have created these National Day of Prayer Quotes, Theme, History and Images for you to share it on your social media profiles like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.