National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 7

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The National Day of Prayer will not be canceled nor postponed.

The national observance will still take place from 7-9 a.m. May 7. It will be broadcast, streamed and posted in many ways including on In addition, it can be seen on Facebook Live that will be cross-posted by many partners, Instagram, and more. It can be viewed on television on GodTV, Daystar, NLC, and possibly more to come, and on radio through Moody and Bott Radio Networks.

While the number of people you pray beside in person or in the same room may be different this year, the prayers we pray will be multiplied and amplified. Across our homes, neighborhoods, cities, states, nation and the world through many creative and innovative ways, all are planning to “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth!”

Here are just a few plans and suggestions:

From Home

Using the NDP prayer guides, pray the National Prayer at noon in your time zone. Step outside to pray if possible or open your window and pray especially if you have encouraged your neighbors to pray with you.

Pray with your family, mentioning your local and state leaders, educators and campuses you attend or are near your home, businesses, military family or friends, as well as the nearest military base to you. Pray for the artists and entertainers you enjoy watching, local media people, your church and church staff, and of course your family and the families who are near and dear to you.

Use sidewalk chalk to write prayers or Scripture on your driveway and sidewalk or post them in your windows or on doors for people to see when they are on a walk.

There will be many virtual prayer gatherings using a variety of web and social media platforms. Please check with your local or state coordinator to find out what they have planned.

Prayer Drive

Drive to a place that represents each of the “seven mountains,” Church, Family, Education, Government, Business, Military, and Media and Entertainment. Pray in your car or at a safe distance in the parking lot for each place. Places could include a theater or arena, campuses, your favorite business that is closed and a business that is risking their own health to stay open and serve others. Courthouses, capitol or other government office, etc. Pray for the people who work inside these places and for the people they serve. Always pray for their safety and salvation, and pray that the knowledge of the glory of the Lord would fill them and their building as it fills the earth.

Some cities have a prayer parade where the prayer guide can be handed through the window of each car with gloves and a safe distance. Some cities who have done prayer parades in the past have even had a police escort to seven different places for people to pray together – please stay in your cars if you choose this option.