“…making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3 (CSB)
In 1952, President Harry S. Truman signed a joint resolution passed by the U.S. Congress establishing the National Day of Prayer. Since that time, every President has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation inviting people of faith to pray for our nation.
This year, I am pleased to announce that Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico has partnered with New Mexico Prays, a cross-denominational, Christ-centered prayer movement, to help organize this year’s National Day of Prayer gathering in Albuquerque. Special guests will include Pastor Skip Heitzig, Archbishop John Wester, other New Mexico pastors, and several local leaders. The gathering will begin at 11:30 a.m., at Civic Plaza. We hope to see you there!
The national theme this year is UNITY, taken from Ephesians 4:13 – “…making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” As such, we will be focusing some of our prayer on the following prayer points:
- Prayer for unity in the church;
- Prayer for unity in families, workplaces, communities, and cities;
- Prayer for unity among all ethnicities and people; and
- Prayer that we agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily for a Great Spiritual Awakening in our state and nation
For those of you outside the Albuquerque area, there are several other National Day of Prayer events happening across the state, including gatherings in Alto, Alamogordo, Deming, Las Cruces, Los Lunas, Rio Rancho, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, and Taos. You can access a list of those events on the National Day of Prayer website.
.My good friend, Pastor Brian Alarid, Chairman of New Mexico Prays, once said, “Prayer is the language that unites hearts, and unity paves the way for God to change a city, a state, and a nation.”
We believe this. So, wherever you are next Thursday – whether at a National Day of Prayer event, or in the comfort of your home – please join us as we lift up our state and nation in prayer and ask the good Lord to do what only He can do.
God bless you and have a wonderful week.