National Day of Prayer event planned

on Monday, 02 May 2022. Posted in Local News

   The public is encouraged to come out and support a National Day of Prayer event on Thursday at Centennial Park.

     The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Guest speakers and music are planned. There will a Call to Prayer for Ukraine and our nation.

     Centennial Park is located in downtown Hartsville on the corner of South Fifth Street and Carolina Avenue.

      The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” The National Day of Prayer Task Force is an American evangelical conservative Christian non-profit organization that organizes, coordinates, and presides over evangelical Christian religious observances each year on the National Day of Prayer.

    The verse for this year’s event is from The Book of Colossians, chapter two, verses 6 and 7: “Exalt the Lord Who Has Established Us.”

     Following is the 2022 National Prayer for America, written by National Day of Prayer Task Force President Kathy Branzell:

      “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.”