This Thursday, May 5, marks the 2022 National Day of Prayer.
The National Day of Prayer was founded in 1952 by the United States Congress and President Harry S. Truman.
President Truman signed the holiday into law, and every president since Truman has signed a proclamation that asks Americans to pray on this special day.
The national holiday always falls on the first Thursday of May.
Here’s the official 2022 National Prayer for America, via the National Day of Prayer website:
Lord, we exalt You.
We are filled with awe and wonder as our praise joins the heavenly hosts saying,
“Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory.”
You have established Your throne in heaven and the foundations of the earth.
You alone are the Creator; the earth is Yours and all it contains is for Your glory.
You created and established all of us as Your image bearers.
May our lips and lives continually praise You, reflecting and magnifying You in all our words and ways.
You are the author of our days, You have established Your plans and purpose for us.
We respond to your glory and authority in obedience to Your Word and will.
You have established prayer that we, Your children,
Can communicate with our Heavenly Father directing, strengthening, and discipling us in Your everlasting love.
We join heaven’s activities as we lift up our prayers
And pour out our praise, repentance, thanks, intercession and supplication.
Lord, You have established America through the hearts of our founding fathers and
the documents they penned declaring our dependence on Your sovereignty and supremacy.
We overflow with gratitude having been firmly rooted and built up in our faith in You.
Let our reputation be of our faith in Christ alone,
our love for all people, and fruitful lives bearing the attitude, affections, and actions of Your Spirit,
Who dwells and works within us and through us.
We pray for America: the Church, Family, Education,
Military, Workplace, Government, Arts, Entertainment and Media.
United in Your love, we exalt the Lord who has established us.
In Jesus Name we always pray, Amen!
President, National Day of Prayer Task Force
Find National Day of Prayer events near you here: nationaldayofprayer.org