National Day of Prayer 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

60th Annual Observance


If there is inclement weather, 
Prayer will be talking place at Union Church, 
right next to Central Park where we are meeting.

If you have any last minutes questions, 
call cellphone 860/670-0587 - Bryan Flint

Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family

For National Information http://www.ndptf.org/ 

  click here for Gov. Malloy's proclamation   


  Click here for 2-page PDF version  


 

National Day of Prayer 2011

The 60th Annual National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, May 5, 2011. Millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast. The theme, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”, is based on the verse from Psalm 91:2 which states: “I will say to the Lord, my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”

Mrs. Joni Eareckson Tada will join Mrs. Shirley Dobson to lead the nation in prayer as the 2011 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.

 

 

12 noon in Central Park in Downtown Rockville in front of Vernon's Town Hall. Please join us for our tenth year in Rockville. Pastors from many area churches will be participating. Worship music will fill the air as we lift up our prayers to The Lord!

Downtown Rockville in Central Park
Across from Town Hall-14 Park Place
Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066

(Rain location - Union Church, 3 Elm Street)

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7 PM will be the time for the Evening Service for National Day of Prayer.

 The Rockville Church of the Nazarene will be hosting an Evening Prayer Service for National Day of Prayer, 47 East Street, Rockville, CT.  All are invited!

The mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian Community to intercede for our community and America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family

 
 
   2011 National Prayer

by Joni Eareckson Tada, Honorary Chairman

Almighty God, you are our Mighty Fortress, our refuge and the God in whom we place our trust.  As our nation faces great distress and uncertainty, we ask your Holy Spirit to fall afresh upon your people — convict us of sin and inflame within us a passion to pray for our land and its people.  Grant the leaders of our country an awareness of their desperate need of wisdom and salvation in You until sin becomes a reproach to all and righteousness exalts this nation.

Protect and defend us against our enemies and may the cause of Christ always prevail in our schools, courts, homes, and churches.  Lord God, send a spirit of revival and may it begin in our own hearts.

Remember America, we pray.  Remember the foundations on which this country was built.  Remember the prayers of our nation’s fathers and mothers, and do not forget us in our time of need.

In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

   History of the National Day of Prayer

“Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every religious society has a right to determine for itself the time for these exercises, and the objects proper for them, according to their own particular tenets; and right can never be safer than in their hands, where the Constitution has deposited it.” Thomas Jefferson, 1808

Because of the faith of many of our founding fathers, public prayer and national days of prayer have a long-standing and significant history in American tradition. The Supreme Court affirmed the right of state legislatures to open their sessions with prayer in Marsh vs. Chambers (1983).

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.

1952   Harry S. Truman declares a National Day of Prayer and signs into law an annual
observance there of – United States Congress passed Joint Resolution 382 on April 17, 1952/ President Truman signs Public Law 82-324 (Public Law 82-324; 66 Stat. 64—April 17, 1952).

1988   Ronald Reagan signs into law the designation of the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer  – President Reagan signs Public Law 100-307
January 25, 1988, in the Second Session of the One Hundredth Congress (Public Law 100-307—May 5, 1988).

1998  Pub. L. 105-225, August 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1258: The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.

 

   The National Day of Prayer is Significant

The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation. It enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call to us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.

Like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this day has become a national observance placed on all Hallmark calendars and observed annually across the nation and in Washington, D.C. Last year, local, state and federal observances were held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation. It is estimated that more than two million people attended more than 30,000 observances organized by approximately 40,000 volunteers. At state capitols, county court houses, on the steps of city halls, and in schools, businesses, churches and homes, people stopped their activities and gathered for prayer.

   The National Day of Prayer is Ours

The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans. It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. Mrs. Shirley Dobson, NDP chairman, reminds us: “We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep. I feel if we do not become involved and support the annual National Day of Prayer, we could end up forfeiting this freedom, too.”

   History Summary

1775 – The first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer
1863 – Abraham Lincoln called for such a day.
1952 – Congress established NDP as an annual event by a joint resolution, signed into law by President Truman (82-324)
1988 – The law was amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the NDP as the first Thursday in May (100-307).

   NDP  Facts

1) The President of the United States has called for a National Day of Prayer every year since 1975.

2) There have been 135 national calls to prayer, humiliation, fasting and thanksgiving by the President of the United States (1789-2009).

3) There have been 57 Presidential Proclamations for a “National Day of Prayer” (1952-2009).

4) Gerald Ford (1976) and George H. Bush (1989-91) are the only U.S. Presidents to sign two National Day of Prayer Proclamations in the same year.

5) Every President since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

 

 

 

Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family


12 noon

Central Park in Downtown Rockville in front of Vernon's Town Hall 

Please join us for our tenth year in Rockville. Pastors from many area churches will be participating.

Worship music will fill the air as we lift up our prayers to The Lord!

Downtown Rockville in Central Park
Across from Town Hall-14 Park Place
Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066

(Rain location - Union Church, 3 Elm Street)

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Prayer Walks throughout Rockville

 

National Day of Prayer Events

Union Congregational Church

Rockville, Connecticut

Thursday, May 5, 2011

All events will begin in Bev’s Corner

6:30am 

8:00am 

10:00am

11:45am

1:00pm

2:00pm

4:00pm

6:00pm 

7:30pm

Men’s Prayer Group

Prayer Walk # 1

Prayer Walk # 2

Rockville Community Prayer Gathering

 Bag Lunch

Prayer Walk # 3

Prayer Walk # 4

Prayer Walk # 5

Closing Prayer Walk thru Union Church

 

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7 PM

Evening Service for National Day of Prayer

 The Rockville Church of the Nazarene
will be hosting an
Evening Prayer Service for National Day of Prayer

47 East Street,
Rockville, CT

All are invited!





Mission

The National Day of Prayer Task Force’s mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family.

Vision and Values

In accordance with Biblical truth, the National Day of Prayer Task Force seeks to:


 

 

12 noon in Central Park in Downtown Rockville in front of Vernon's Town Hall. Please join us for our tenth year in Rockville. Pastors from many area churches will be participating. Worship music will fill the air as we lift up our prayers to The Lord!

 

Downtown Rockville in Central Park
Across from Town Hall-14 Park Place
Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066

(Rain location - Union Church, 3 Elm Street)

 

++++++++++++++

7 PM will be the time for the Evening Service for National Day of Prayer.

 The Rockville Church of the Nazarene will be hosting an Evening Prayer Service for National Day of Prayer, 47 East Street, Rockville, CT.  All are invited!

 

The mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian Community to intercede for our community and America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family

 

for more details

NDP@RockvilleCT.com or call 860/670-0587

 

 

 

 

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