Pray for America: 2020 National Day of Prayer

Join us on May 7, 2020, as we pray for God’s glory across the earth

As our nation faces one of its most trying moments, there’s no time like the present for Americans to unite and pray! We believe our collective prayers can stop the coronavirus pandemic and bring God’s restorative power to our nation.

So we’re inviting people everywhere to join us on May 7, 2020, for the 69th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is based on Habakkuk 2:14, which reminds us of this promise, “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”

Praying Virtually, Yet Together

Each year, people gather across our nation, in over 60,000 local community events, to pray together for America. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer, and in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.

This year, in keeping with recommended social distancing measures, prayers will be multiplied and amplified through new and creative approaches including access to digital platforms. National Day of Prayer coordinators will mobilize unified public prayer for America through virtual events.

These virtual observances have the power to become the largest prayer gathering in U.S. history, with millions praying right from their homes!

In addition to the local virtual events being held in communities across our nation, The National Day of Prayer National Observance Broadcast will take place from 8–10 pm ET on May 7. It will be broadcast on TV, seen LIVE on Facebook, and carried on radio networks.

If there’s ever been a time for united prayer, it’s now. “Unprecedented times call for unprecedented prayer!” said Kathy Branzell, National Day of Prayer Task Force President.

Will you join us as we pray for this historic virtual gathering to unleash God’s glory across the earth?

Let’s Pray Together

God, we pray for a mighty outpouring of your spirit in our nation. We want to see your glory fill the earth. May our prayers of faith spark revival in every heart across America.

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Nena Podbury
Nena Podbury

Nena Podbury is a Prayer Mobilization Associate at American Bible Society. Originally from the Bronx, she served in children’s ministry for 12 years doing Sidewalk Sunday School. Nena is married with two children, Noah and Emilia.

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