National Day of Prayer

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 Erie NDOP Chair

The NDOP is held across the country on the first Thursday of May, and Erie has participated since the 1990’s. Please feel free to scroll down and, remembering God’s goodness to Erie, click on the prayer links and “pray continually” as encouraged in I Thessalonians 5:16-18!


MAY 5, 2022

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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