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The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.
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"And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."- Mark 11:25-26
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Our volunteer network is made up of extremely dedicated men and women who love Jesus Christ and have a heartfelt belief that prayer is the hope for America.  Through their tireless efforts, a covering of intercession blankets our country - a "prayer shield" that is vital at this critical juncture in our nation's history.
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Our theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men.  To further highlight our theme, we've chosen Matthew 12:21 as our Scripture for this year:  "In His name the nations will put their hope.
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A popular contemporary praise song contains the words, "Purify myheart, Let me be as gold ... Refiner's fire, My heart's one desire, Is to be holy, Set apart for You Lord, I choose to be holy." These sentiments, written by Brian Doerksen, reflect the Christian's deep longing to be sanctified and to fulfill his Creator's intentions for his life. The refinement process alluded to is used to remove impurities from precious metals - a task that requires intense heat (For comparison, water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, but gold doesn't melt until it reaches a temperature of 1,945 degrees!). As the gold liquefies in the smelting furnace, unwanted properties called slag rise to the surface. After cooling, the slag is chiseled away and the purified metal remains. Similarly, when a believer yields to God, the Master Refiner strips away those things that hinder sanctification so the beauty of His character can shine through with clarity...

 

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A popular contemporary praise song contains the words, "Purify myheart, Let me be as gold ... Refiner's fire, My heart's one desire, Is to be holy, Set apart for You Lord, I choose to be holy." These sentiments, written by Brian Doerksen, reflect the Christian's deep longing to be sanctified and to fulfill his Creator's intentions for his life. The refinement process alluded to is used to remove impurities from precious metals - a task that requires intense heat (For comparison, water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, but gold doesn't melt until it reaches a temperature of 1,945 degrees!). As the gold liquefies in the smelting furnace, unwanted properties called slag rise to the surface. After cooling, the slag is chiseled away and the purified metal remains. Similarly, when a believer yields to God, the Master Refiner strips away those things that hinder sanctification so the beauty of His character can shine through with clarity.   

 

The image of the smelter appears numerous times in Scripture. In the Old Testament, the prophet Malachi speaks of Israel's need for personal and national repentance, stating that the Lord "will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver (Malachi 3:3)." What will result? "Then (emphasis added) the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness." God knows just what is necessary to rid our lives of undesirable traits and get us back on track. Unlike a wildfire that burns uncontrollably, destroying whatever is in its path, the cleansing flames of the Lord remove only the slag. His actions are skillfully wrought to draw His children closer to Himself.A number of parallels can be found between Malachi's generation and our own. Pagan influences abounded, and while God's people were "going through the motions" of practicing their faith, their hearts and commitments were elsewhere. In this context, Malachi stepped forward to warn the Israelites about the consequences of their disobedience and to call them to renew their devotion to the Lord. The prophet understood that before the nation could experience revival, individual lives had to be transformed. 

 

If we as Christians are to influence our nation, we too must begin with personal holiness. We cannot expect our society to embrace morality as mandated by God if the actions of His people don't reflect His teachings. We must echo David's supplication in Psalm 139:23-24: "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting." What a wonderful example of humility and submission to the Lord! If we will seek His kingdom and righteousness with equal sincerity, we can be confident that He will direct us and reveal His truth in new and amazing ways...

 

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Thinking about putting up a billboard this year to promote your National Day of Prayer event? Art files are now available on our Promotional Tools page. CLICK HERE for more >>

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William Federer has done his homework! He has researched the archives of America's residents and documented their faith and prayers. From Washington's orders for troops to attend divine services, to Lincoln's annual day of thanksgiving, to Harry S. Truman's annual ay of prayer, America's leaders had a tradition of faith, especially during crises. Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, "Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions..." CLICK HERE for more info >>  

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This 2013 THEME VIDEO highlights quotes from Ravi Zacharias, Joni Eareckson Tada, Chuck Swindoll, and Shirley Dobson. It is all tied together by a prayer and ending thought by 2013 Honorary Chairman, Pastor Greg Laurie. CLICK HERE for more info >> 

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DEVODevotions on Prayer from Greg Laurie, 2013 Honorary Chairman

 

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"And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."- Mark 11:25-26

 

Prayer is a wonderful privilege. We can pray anytime or anywhere. Daniel prayed in a cave filled with hungry lions. The apostle Paul prayed when he was in a dungeon in chains. Peter prayed on the surface of the water. And Jonah prayed under the water. So wherever you are, you can pray.

 

But maybe you have you been praying about something for a long time, and nothing has happened. Maybe it is a legitimate request-you are asking God for His wisdom or provision-yet it seems your prayer is going unanswered...

 
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