“There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.” - A.T. Pierson
This was no doubt a sentiment shared by many when a joint resolution of the United States Congress was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1952.
Public Law 82-324 stated that the “President shall set aside and proclaim a suitable day each year... 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.”
As we arrive at the National Day of Prayer 2021, it’s safe to say much has changed.
As people and organizations of faith are silenced, harassed, and dragged through endless litigation for nothing more than trying to live according to their deeply held beliefs, the days of a nation united by the freedom to pray and seek God seem like a distant memory.
And while ADF exists to stand for religious liberty in courtrooms across the country, we know that there is no earthly judge more powerful than our Creator. That is why we’re launching a new prayer initiative that seeks to unify the church to pray for change that will impact our nation and our world.
The goal of the Generational Wins Prayer Initiative is to transform culture by mobilizing 5-10 million Christians worldwide to pray that ADF’s Generational Wins (religious liberty, free speech, sanctity of life, marriage and family, and parental rights) will be achieved not just in our nation, but across the globe.
Aligning with like-minded organizations will be critical to spreading the word, which is why ADF has partnered with National Day of Prayer Task Force to help point Christians back to the One True Authority.
“The National Day Prayer Task Force is so grateful to join ADF in this partnership to promote the Generational Wins Prayer Initiative, and we cannot wait to see what God is going to do,” said Kathy Branzell, President of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.
This year’s theme, “Lord Pour Out Your Love, Life and Liberty,” is derived from 2 Corinthians 3:17.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
It bears a stark reminder that no matter the lengths we go to preserve freedom through the legal system, true liberty comes from seeking Christ.
ADF plans to roll out several other partnerships with well-known ministries and organizations, as well as develop regular connections with those who sign up to pray.
Over 1,300 people have already signed up to pray, and anyone who is interested can send an email to email@example.com for more information.
“If we’re not uniting the church to pray, then we won’t see the nation changing. It won’t be sustained for generations to come,” said ADF Prayer Initiative Director Marcus Harris. “We want to see God move in such a way that it would transform law and culture.”
So, on this rare occasion where prayer can be found in the national spotlight, we hope you’ll join us in united prayer.
May we become the next “country or locality” to experience a spiritual awakening.
To sign up to pray or receive more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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