This Thursday is the 62nd National Day of Prayer. The focus of this day is to lift up to God our country, its leaders and its citizens. In 1775 the Continental Congress set aside a time for prayer in forming a new nation. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer.
Our nation, at the present time, is going through many struggles and disasters. It is in such need of healing on many levels. It is so easy for us to lose hope and focus. But God says He is always there loving and caring for us. Listen to His words from 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Take time especially this Thursday and every day to take your concerns and struggles to God trusting in His grace and favor. You are special in His sight and He calls you His own. In Him alone is sure peace, hope, and healing.
Pastor Norm Milz