Today is National Day of Prayer 2024

May 2

Today is National Day of Prayer across the United States. On this day every year (the first Thursday in May), we are reminded to collectively turn to God in prayer specifically for our nation.

Many churches across the nation are engaging in prayer events today. In some locations, special 24-hour prayer events are also happening in conjunction with today’s observance. You can find out what is happening in your state by searching for events on the National Day of Prayer website.

Whether it concerns our culture, government, elected leaders, elections or even troubling issues of our times, there is no lack of national issues about which to be in prayer. Our sister ministry, Family Policy Alliance Foundation, has hosted Under God, One Nation as a dedicated prayer effort for several years now. You can sign up to receive those periodic updates as well as look at past prayer guides.

And this year, especially with the presidential and other elections in November, Family Policy Alliance is providing a 2024 Election Prayer Guide which you can find here.

Lastly, National Day of Prayer has quite a number of resources that you can use individually or in a group setting. While joining in prayer for our nation today is important, all of these prayer resources can serve as helpful reminders about how we can be in prayer for our nation at any time, not just today!


Robert Noland
Director, Audience Engagement