National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer 2024

National Day of Prayer

Prayer for Government

Prayer for the Government Mountain as delivered by Apostle Kevin Nelson at the National Day of Prayer:
Father, today we give thanks for divine province and how
you have set divine order in the heavens.
 So that the earth would be upheld by the counsel of
your word and the establish created order you ordained
before the foundation of the world.
 Today, we petition the court of heaven to hear the cry
of the Ekklesia for the restoration of our governments,
federal, state, and civil.
 Your counsel declares that the government was to be
established on the Shoulders of the son of God.
 That our Values, Principles, and Public Policies would be
a revelation from the purposes expressed in the
Kingdom of God.
 Today, we declare that morality has always preceded
all forms of the legal system and we offer our
repentance for establishing guidelines and ordinances
that feed our personal agendas and not the good of all
 We ask that you train all government officials how to
live in covenant with your principles for this republic.
 You were asked, what was the greatest law for us to
keep? You responded that we should love God with all
that was in us, and secondly, we should love our
neighbor as ourselves.
 Love and Grace is to be buried in all of the rulings of
the law; return us O God, to that place that we might
lead a quiet and peaceable life.
 You have given humanity the stewardship of the earth.
That being evident, you have called A nation to be a
people group who has borders that should be honored.
Without borders, we are no longer a nation.
o We pray for the immigration laws of our govt to
close the borders.
 We decree today, in agreement with your word, that
life does not begin in the womb, but it begins in your
heart. Like the prophet Jeremiah, you knew him before
he was in his mother’s womb, and you ordained him for
his day, as you have with all of us.
 We ask that the laws of this nation, reflect the created
order and intelligent design of a sovereign God, and
not the ignorance that define the limitations of our
understanding of life.
 May this nation, our governments, support life and life
more abundantly.
 Let pro-life be on the heart of every public policy; let
proper healthcare be the hallmark of every health
 As a Transcendent Authority, you decreed that,
 Ps 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation
of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.
 So today, we decree and declare, and we establish
through this sound that Justice and righteousness has
returned to our nation, from the ground up, and from
the inside out.
 Father, as a people, we embrace a biblical worldview
and we pray that your revelation would trump human
reasoning and there would be a cry in the heart of our
leaders for truth in our nation.
I close this petition with your sovereign promise:
Ps 2
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers
take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His
Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their
cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall
hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress
them in His deep displeasure:
6 “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”
7 “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You
are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your
inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash
them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”
10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you
judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the
way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all
those who put their trust in Him.


Shofar, Welcome, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance – Apostle Anita McCoy

Worship – Jamie & Jarid Tolson from Hope City, IHOP

Scripture Theme –II Samuel 22:29-31 – Stephanie Lindenberger

Prayer for 7 Mountains:

Family – Director of Youth for Christ Alina Zarova

Church – Pastor Christopher Martin

Government – Apostle Kevin Nelson

Song –

Education – Dr. Parris Baker

Business – Entrepreneur Victor Whitelock

Arts & Entertainment – Minister Tonya Husband

Media – WCTL GM Adam Q Frase

The Lord’s Prayer – everyone

Closing Song God Bless America – Erie Impact Singers

7:00PM Benediction –

Food Fellowship – Flagship food court

National Day of Prayer 2023

The National Day of Prayer was observed in churches and again in Perry Square this year. The Albion Ministerial Association gathered at St. Lawrence Parish with 60 participants to pray for our nation.

Perry Square:

12:00 Welcome – GOD BLESS AMERICA – Led by Erie Impact Singers

READ SCRIPTURE – 2 Chronicles 7:14 Cindy Matta

Break into groups to pray for -◦ Jerusalem.◦ World.◦ USA.◦ PA.◦ Erie county◦ ERIE◦ Neighborhood

Corporate Prayer – The Lords Prayer

COMMUNION – Bless elements Pastor Mark Warszawski

SING National Anthem – Impact Singers

1:00 Benediction – Pastor Darryl Cook

1:15 Food Fellowship – Flagship food court

National Day of Prayer 2022

Dear Pastor and Church Leader,

Since 1987, many members of the Body of Christ in Erie have participated in some way in the National Day of Prayer. Some have volunteered as Bible readers in the 24 hour program, some have led in prayer or in worship during the main 1 hour program on the first Thursday of May in downtown Erie. Our intention has always been to hold the event in the public square in order to be a visible witness, honoring the Lord and His Word, and communicating openly with Him in public.

The last few years, due to COVID, we have had to be more creative in our programs but have continued, and asked the Lord to uniquely guide and direct us in our event demonstrations. This year as we prayed, what settled in our hearts as a good strategy was to go back in to the church and ask leaders to hold their own event, with their congregations in their own building, some time on Thursday, May 5th .

We are both citizens of the United States and the Kingdom of God, and this is probably the most pivotal time in history most of us have experienced. Our values as a nation founded “under God”, in agreement that the Ten Commandments and other biblical values have served as a good guides for our civil and moral laws, are under direct attack. We want to be sober and vigilant in our prayers and also obedient in our actions as He directs.

So, I am asking that you and your church leaders would hold a National Day of Prayer, on Thursday, May 5th or another day that works in your calendar, devoted to prayer for our nation as we follow the prayer outline “together”. The National Day of Prayer Guides and many other resources are available at . Please let me know if you are able and willing to participate at 814-881-0117 or or if you have any questions or ideas you would want to share.

I believe that the church in Erie is strong and the Lord continues to bring opportunities to knit us together to make us stronger.

Yours in Christ,

Stephanie Lindenberger

National Day of Prayer 2021

Pouring out God’s Love, Life, and Liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17) with Bible reading from 6AM to 6PM! This year’s National Day of Prayer also added an evening event. Thank you to all you Pastor’s and spouses who shared your hearts in prayer with the community today.

Bible Reading – 6am – 6pm

 NOON – Apostle Anita McCoy Welcome, Victory Chant

  • Church –  Apostles Kevin and Denise Nelson ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH of ERIE
  • Family/Youth –  Gilson Lucas – ELEVATE CHURCH, Pastor Randy Carr – BEAVERDAM MENNONITE CHURCH
  • Government/Military – Ruth Steel and Stephanie Lindenberger

6:30 Praise and Worship – Abundant Life Team

  • Business – Pastors Matt and Anna Friend – NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH
  • Education – Pastor Matt and Belinda Bowers – GRACE FELLOWSHIP INTL CHURCH
  • Arts/Entertainment – Pastor Michael and Kian Washington – NEW VISION CHURCH
  • Media – Pastors Bryan and Darci Kowalczyk – LAKE ERIE CHURCH

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National Day of Prayer 2020

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 given from Grace Fellowship Church. You are invited to click on the pages below, pray along, and add your voice. 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

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National Day of Prayer 2019

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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.

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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!

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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.

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