National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer (NDOP) was established by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1952. The national observance represents a Judeo/Christian expression, based on our understanding that the United States of America was birthed by the blood and prayers of our early leaders. This country has had a destiny as a beacon of hope to the world, a holy experiment of a people living freely to pursue their individual dreams without the restrictions of an oppressive government, but under the restraining influence of a loving God. – Stephanie Lindenberger NDOP Chair
The NDOP is held across the country on the first Thursday of May, and Erie has participated since the 1990’s. Scroll down to remember God’s goodness to Erie, click on the prayer links and “pray continually” as encouraged in I Thessalonians 5:16-18.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 2020
Prayers were offered for each of the 7 Mountains of culture:
Family – Apostle Kevin Nelson
Youth – April Gaines
Religion – Apostle Anita McCoy
Media – Lori Clapper
Education – Rose Lackey
Business – Dr. Ken Andryc
Arts & Entertainment – Brandon Fox
Government/Military – Micah Bowers
Due to covid-19 restrictions we did not meet in Perry Square as originally planned. However, God’s voice will not be silent! Prayers were spoken and you are invited to click on the pages below, pray along, and add your voice.
Click to open & pray with prayers 2020
Click to open & pray with prayers 2019
National Day of Prayer 2018
The 2018 noon prayer time was held in City Council Chambers. Thank you Father for all the anointed prayers that were said for each segment of society; Family, Religion, Government, Education, Media, Business, Arts & Entertainment and the Military. The Bible was again read aloud from the stage in Perry Square for 24 hours leading up to the main prayer event. To view the live Facebook video, go to PRAYERIE Facebook page.
Click to open & pray agreement
National Day of Prayer 2017
2017 Theme: FOR YOUR GREAT NAME’S SAKE! HEAR US… FORGIVE US… HEAL US! Daniel 9:19. God’s Word was read aloud for 24 hours preceding the main event, there was anointed worship and expressive dance (even in the rain) and prayers were offered for each segment of society. As you read through some of the prayers, please do so as a prayer of agreement with God’s blessing over the Greater Erie Area and let’s see what God will do!
Click to open 2017 prayers
National Day of Prayer 2016
2016 theme – WAKE UP AMERICA! Isaiah 58:1a “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”
Here are some snapshots from the 2016 main prayer event and Bible reading at the stage in Perry Square.