National Day of Prayer in Albuquerque

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Picture is from Last years National Day of Prayer in Albuquerque, Pastor Bill Ruhl is pictured.

From Pastor Bill Ruhl of Albuquerque:

I have reserved the Gazebo in old town plaza again this year for  National Day of Prayer Albuquerque on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Worship 11:30a to noon. Corporate prayer and intercession for our community, city, state, and nation with emphasis on families, schools, government, workplace, media, arts, and the Church from noon to 1pm. Worship from 1 to 1:30pm. Invite friends and family for another wonderful celebration on the Old Town Plaza. Bring your flags and join in worship!
Blessings, Pastor Bill Ruhl

The National Day of Prayer is on Thursday, May 5.  There is still time to plan an event for your church or organization.  It doesn’t take the presence of dignitaries or government officials (although that is great to have).  All that is necessary is to get a group of believers together to earnestly pray for our nation.  Many resources are available at https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/.

Mrs. Shirley Dobson is the Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and Tony Evans is the Honorary Chairman this year.  This year’s theme is “Wake Up America” and is based on Isaiah 58:1a, “Shout it aloud, do not hold back.  Raise your voice like a trumpet.”  For more information on the theme and verse, see https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/theme_and_verse.

This year’s prayer by Tony Evans is located at https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/national-prayer:

Dear heavenly Father, we come to You today as a humble people desperate for Your supernatural intervention on behalf of our beloved nation.  First, we thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed on our land, blessings that have allowed us to bring so much good and benefit to not only our own citizens but also to the rest of the world. The very ideals upon which this country was founded were based on biblical truths, no matter how some try to rewrite history to deny that very fact today.

This is why our hearts are so broken over how You continue to be marginalized and dismissed by both our people and our institutions. We are also saddened by the fact that Your people have contributed greatly to the spiritual apathy that now engulfs us. Our satisfaction in remaining religious without being fully committed to living out the truths of Your Word has caused us to become co-conspirators with the forces of evil that are destroying us as a society.

 

It is for this reason that we personally and collectively repent of our carnality and recommit ourselves to becoming visible and verbal disciples of Jesus Christ. Enable us, by Your Spirit, to no longer be secret agent Christians but rather to publicly declare and live out Your truth in a spirit of love so that You feel welcome in our country once again.

 

Thank You for Your promise to hear our prayers when we call to You with hearts of repentance and obedience, which is how we are appealing to You today, Father. On behalf of Your church, we affirm afresh the priority You are to us that You would fill every dimension of our lives as we seek to bring You glory through the advancement of Your kingdom in our personal lives, our family lives, and in the lives of our churches and our government leaders. We confidently invite heaven’s intervention into all the affairs of our nation and we praise You in advance for Your answer.

 

In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen.

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