‘If Ever There Was A Time That America Needed Prayer, It Is Now’: National Day Of Prayer 2021

My heart is burdened by events unfolding around me in the country. We are not united at all because we are divided by politics, race, and beliefs.

Jesus prayed in John 17:21, “I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.”

Jesus gave His life for us because He wanted us to be free and united. He wanted us to be united, so that the unbelievers who would see us, would be drawn toward God.

On Thursday, Christians across the U.S joined together to call upon God for the sake of our country during the 70th annual National Day of Prayer with this year’s theme being “Love, Life and Liberty,” based on 2 Corinthians 3:17, which says, “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

Former Vice President Mike Pence shared a prayer that was scripture-based for everyone in this one nation under God.

“On this National Day of Prayer, whatever are our differences, they fade to insignificance as each one of us appeals for God’s grace and His blessing,” he prayed.

Dr. James Dobson, founder, and president of the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute said this time was unlike any time in history when the country severely needed God’s intervention.

“If ever there was a time that America needed prayer, it is now,” Dobson, 85, said while speaking on the National Day of Prayer’s history.

“In 1952, the United States Congress passed legislation directing the president to set aside one day each year as a National Day of Prayer.”

“President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law, and thereafter issued a proclamation urging that ‘all of us, in our churches, in our homes, and in our hearts, may beseech God to grant us wisdom to know the course which we should follow, and strength and patience to pursue that course steadfastly,’” Dobson said.

Dobson’s wife, Shirley, served on the National Day of Prayer Task Force for a quarter of a century. “My dear wife, Shirley, was chairperson of the National Day of Prayer Task Force for 25 years, and she shares my belief that we are facing a time unlike any other.

“It seems the very foundations of America are crumbling, and our culture is embracing lawlessness and depravity. These are truly dark days,” he said.

He made a profound statement when he said to all Americans that light always overcomes darkness. “But the darkness will not prevail! Though I fear what may become of this nation, there is one thing I know with great certainty: The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob lives!”

“In Him, we have placed our hope and trust. We will praise Him and call on Him to bring healing to our land, to mend what is torn, and to restore what has been lost,” he said.

Dobson asked everybody to continue to pray for God’s intervention. “I urge you to join us Thursday, uniting in prayer with brothers and sisters across the nation.”

“If ever there was a time that America needed prayer, it is now. We serve a good and powerful God — One who can accomplish all things. Should we ever cease to plead for His intervention?” he concluded.


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