The theme for the annual observance, always held on the first Thursday of May, was “Pray for America,” based on Matthew 12:21: “In His name the nations will put their hope.”
From our readers:
“My prayer is that Americans far & wide will know that nothing can separate us from the love of God. #Yourloveneverfails” – Ryan Matthew Mahoney (@Ryan_Mahoney)
"Lord, we thank you for the gift of being an American. We repent for the ways we’ve allowed our great country to fall into such spiritual and moral devastation.
“Please give us new grace and heart to work to return America to you and to its former glory. In Jesus’ name.” – Gary and Nancy Garner
“Wake up, smell the coffee, restoration in this nation needs to happen … He’s coming back and we are not ready.” – Jean Vaught
“@REVIVIFYCHURCH is praying for healing and restoration of our nation. That we will return to him. 2 Chron 7:14” – Jason Mitchem (@JasonMitchem)
“My prayer is that TODAY, President Obama will ‘… confess with his mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in his heart that God has raised him from the dead.’ Romans 10:9” – Glenn Hartzog
“Lord thank you for everything that you provide, you know exactly what is going on in this nation. I pray for the safety of our military. I pray for our government, that you guide them to be women and men of you. I pray for our president. You give him guidance in all things. I pray for our schools, colleges, and universities, that students are able to grow and give you the glory for their accomplishments. I pray for teachers and other support staff that are able to mold our students’ minds.
“Lord, I pray for this country and all the issues that each family may be going through, fatherless homes, the poor, the weak and the needy. … I pray for jobs, people need to work again and find a propose in this life, Lord. Thank you for everything and the things that you are doing in my life and thank you for saving us. In Jesus’ name, amen.” – Heather Weikle