Tuesday, May 5, 2015
In Honor of
National Day of Prayer
On this broadcast we have two representatives from the corporate office and leaders from all areas of the nation. They will get personal and tell you what God did to bring them there. Great broadcast and WE DECLARE THE AMERICA IS A CHRISTIAN NATION FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!
Name: John Bornschein
Ministry Name: National Day of Prayer Task Force
Title: Vice Chairman, National Day of Prayer Task Force, Corporate Office
John is the Vice Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force and an Executive Member of the National Prayer Committee. His 18 years in ministry spans a range of vast responsibilities including time as a missionary, senior pastor and service with Mission of Mercy, Heritage Builders, Focus on the Family and the National Day of Prayer Task Force.
Name: Lisa Crump
Title: Sr. Director Prayer Mobilization, Corporate Office
This is my 12th year with the National office of this Christian Task Force, mobilizing prayer for the United States of America through Moses model: that divides the work so that thousands of volunteer coordinators get closer support in their cities, states, and national areas.
Prayer is the best gift, highest contribution we can make on behalf of our nation’s centers of influence: family, church, education, business, military, media, and government.
Name: Sarah Lowe
Title: National Area Leader – South Central
Sarah’s involvement with NDP continues because she has a passion for the Lord and a passion for prayer. Her mandate from the Lord is to serve the Body of Christ from the NDP Platform; encourage National Daily Prayer; to recruit, equip, activate and mobilize for the end time Prayer Army that is being set in place to prepare the Bride for the soon return of our King.
I am hoping through this broadcast that we can recruit Equip activate and mobilize prayer for the nation Ministry.
Name: Willie & Gwen Bradley
Title: National Area Leader – Southeast
We are the Southeast National Area Leaders for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. We cover AL, GA,FL, MS, SC, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.
Name: Mary Bruce
Title: National Area Leader – Northeast
I serve with the National Day of Prayer Task Force, part of the National Prayer Committee, to oversee and communicate with the six New England states and New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. My role includes recruiting, equipping, and supporting the state coordinators as well as serving as liaison from the northeast to the national office. I also serve as an associate pastor @ First Assembly of God, Waterbury, CT where I oversee the prayer ministry, 24/7 prayer room and our Bible College through In Christ’s Image Training Center.
Our National Day of Prayer ministry involves year round assignments including overnight prayers during month of January, regrouping retreat/advance in February, coordinator equipping days in March and April, PrayerBus during the summer months, and an annual get-together in October ( some years, conference; some years, prayer journey). All of our state leaders engage with other prayer ministries to grow the network of intercessors within their states. We are privileged to see God at work in the northeast, the wind of the Holy Spirit growing the prayer movement.
Name: Nancy Sharman
Ministry Name: National Day of Prayer Ministries
Title: National Area Leader – East Coast (Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia)
Name: Yvonne Jones
Title – Alabama State Capitol Coordinator
Covenant Ministries International (CMI) is located in Montgomery, AL and is mandated with a global vision. The purpose and mission of CMI is to reach those that have been excluded from hearing, knowing and understanding the message of the Kingdom. We are called to preach a life changing message of the Kingdom through sound biblical teaching and preaching of the principles located in the Word of God. Our scripture base for the name CMI is found in Hebrews 8:7…”If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second covenant to replace it.” Even though Joshua sat under Moses anointing and leadership their styles were very different. Moses was a leader in the wilderness and Joshua was a leader into the promise. CMI believes that the Joshua Generation is ready to go in and possess the land for the Kingdom of God!! Thus, WATB can assist us with getting this word out on a larger scale and to the masses. Overseer Yvonne Jones Bio
Name: William W. Lumry, II
We are a prayer ministry with a major focus on promoting the National Day of Prayer in Texas and beyond. We hold various prayer meetings, conferences, work shops, seminars, and retreats. We are involved in missionary support at home and abroad working actively to support works in Ghana, Kenya, Venezuela, Haiti, and other places. We produce 2 minute spots called “A Moment with Jesus” for radio stations to use as fill when programs run short. At present we have more than 2 years of such spots when they are run one spot per week.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.
History of the National Day of Prayer
Because of the faith of many of our founding fathers, public prayer and national days of prayer have a long-standing and significant history in American tradition. The Supreme Court affirmed the right of state legislatures to open their sessions with prayer in Marsh vs. Chambers (1983).
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.
Significance of the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.
Like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this day has become a national observance placed on all Hallmark calendars and observed annually across the nation and in Washington, D.C. Every year, local, state, and federal observances were held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation. It is estimated that over two million people attended more than 30,000 observances – organized by approximately 40,000 volunteers. At state capitols, county court houses, on the steps of city halls, and in schools, businesses, churches and homes, people stopped their activities and gathered for prayer.
The National Day of Prayer is Ours
The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans. It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. Mrs. Shirley Dobson, NDP chairman, reminds us: “We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep. I feel if we do not become involved and support the annual National Day of Prayer, we could end up forfeiting this freedom, too.”
- 1775 – The first Continental Congress calls for a National Day of Prayer and Fasting.
- 1863 – Abraham Lincoln calls for a National Day of Prayer.
- 1952 – Harry S. Truman declares a National Day of Prayer and signs into law an annual observance there of – United States Congress passed Joint Resolution 382 on April 17, 1952/ President Truman signs Public Law 82-324 (Public Law 82-324; 66 Stat. 64—April 17, 1952).
- 1988 – Ronald Reagan signs into law the designation of the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer – President Reagan signs Public Law 100-307 January 25, 1988, in the Second Session of the One Hundredth Congress (Public Law 100-307—May 5, 1988).
- 1998 – Pub. L. 105-225, August 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1258: The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals. This law was signed by President Clinton.
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