National Day of Prayer

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

Click to open & pray with prayers 2021

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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