Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Called to Pray

Called to Pray by the Staff of On The Go and the Presidential Prayer Team

The Staff at On The Go Ministries and the Presidential Prayer Team would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the "National Day of Prayer"!

"For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name. "  Amos 4:13

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."  2 Chronicles 7:14

Tomorrow is the day set aside as the National Day of Prayer across America. Prayer is a powerful weapon. Prayer can break through strongholds, which have stood firm for years. God wants His Children to become mighty, active prayer warriors!  It is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord's healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne. The mission of the National Day of Prayer is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.

Our theme for 2018 is Pray for Unity, emphasizing the need for mobilization of unified public prayer for America. To further highlight our theme, we've chosen Ephesians 4:3 as our Scripture for this year:  "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."

Prayer is an opportunity to praise God for His mighty works, His gift of freedom, His mercy, and His boundless love. Through prayer, we recognize the limits of earthly power and acknowledge the sovereignty of God. Prayer leads to humility and a grateful heart, and it turns our minds to the needs of others. God is sovereign and nothing comes as a surprise to Him. Through prayer, we are able to tap into His wisdom, strength, power, protection, and peace. He stands ready to respond to our needs when we humbly ask for His divine intervention.

At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray.  Thank you in advance for making this spiritual discipline a personal priority and for standing with us as we encourage others to incorporate prayer in their lives.  The Lord has graciously anointed our efforts, empowering them to touch and change many hearts and lives. 

If you are not already a member of The Presidential Prayer Team, we encourage you to show your support by joining this important prayer effort today. The goal of The Presidential Prayer Team is to mobilize 1% of the U.S. population, or 2.8 million people, to commit to pray daily for the President, his cabinet and our nation. This year the Presidential Prayer Team would like to invite you to join millions of praying Americans praying online for our nation.

To learn how you can join this history-making effort, visit The Presidential Prayer Team at  It is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord's healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne.

Select Prayer Focus:  Pray for Unity in America:

Use this list to guide and direct your prayer time. As you pray for the individuals listed, pray that they will be given godly wisdom and guidance, great strength and divine protection in the key positions they hold. Remember, especially, our troops who safeguard freedom overseas. 

Pray for Unity in America. "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:3
The present spiritual crisis in America is calling us to pray for and take all necessary actions to come together as a nation. God is the only One who can bring unity, harmony, and oneness in America.

Pray for Unity in the church of America. "Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction."  1 Corinthians 1:10
God is calling His Church in America to unify upon the authority of the Bible and the centrality of Jesus Christ, the only Savior of the world. Ask God for thousands of local churches to unify as one body of Christ, agreeing together that God is America's greatest need.

Pray for Unity in the families, workplaces, communities, and cities in America. "Also the power of God was at work in Judah to unite them to carry out the command of the king and his officials by the word of the Lord." 2 Chronicles 30:12
God's power upon us is the only source to unite our families, workplaces, communities, and cities in America. Look to our only King, Jesus Christ, who is not only the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, but also the Prince of Peace who can unify us. Prayer is the spiritual energy that can lead to forgiveness, reconciliation, healing, and unity.

Pray for Unity among all ethnicities and people in America. "For he is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility." Ephesians 2:14
We are each made in the image of God; therefore, we all bear His image regardless of the color of our skin or uniqueness of our ethnicity. Christ's death on the cross tore down the wall of division among all ethnicities and people.

Pray for Unity that we agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America. "They all were
continually united in prayer." Acts 1:14 
Call upon God to bring spiritual awakening now in America shaping the future of America. Great Spiritual Awakenings in our history have shaped our spiritual heritage as a nation.

Suggested  Prayer for The National Day of Prayer 

"Our Dear Heavenly Father, while we come to You in complete humility, we also come to you with boldness in the authoritative name of Your One and Only Son, Jesus Christ, who is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. In Jesus' name, fill us now with your Holy Spirit and lead us as we pray in Jesus' name for America.

Oh God, we are burdened for our nation today. We turn from the sins that we have committed against your Word and your Name. We turn away from our contentious words and ways toward one another that has led us to division and polarization. We turn away from our disrespect and lack of dignity toward each other, and we turn away from our continual devaluation of human life from the womb until death in this world. We also turn away from and refuse to participate in skepticism, criticism, and cynicism in our nation. We turn away from anything that divides us, an we run toward the gospel of Jesus Christ that is the only thing that has the power to unite us together.

Lord, in this critical hour in our nation, we pray for unity in America. Only You can bring unity, harmony, and oneness in America. As your Word calls us in Ephesians 4:3, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace", we ask You to empower us to make every effort to live in unity, to call for unity, and to forward unity in America continually.

We pray for the churches in America to unify in Jesus Christ and to pray as one unified spiritual family for America. May Your church pray for America passionately, perpetually, privately, and publicly.

We pray for God's Power to unify families, workplaces, communities, and cities in America. By Your Spirit, lead us to forgiveness, reconciliation, healing, and unity.

We pray for people of all ethnicities and races in America to come together as one, living in peace and unity together. Oh Lord, because each of us is created in Your image, please give us the courage to stand against all racial and ethnic division, denouncing it as evil and sinful, while simultaneously coming together in unity with all persons knowing this is God's will for us.

We pray in unity for the security of our nation. We ask You to preserve the United States of America from the forces of evil that are threatening our lives and our future. God, please guard all persons in public and private settings from anyone or anything that desires to harm us or take our lives. Our future is in your hands.

We agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America. Oh Lord, wake up Your church spiritually and convict Your people to agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily until the next Great Spiritual Awakening occurs in our generation.

Oh God, we stand together upon your words in Psalm 133:1, "How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony." Through Jesus' name and by the Holy Spirit's power, we pray for all Americans to unify and to live together in unity.

In the mighty and majestic name of Jesus Christ who is the Only Savior and the Only Hope in this world, we pray. Amen."

- 2018 National Prayer by Ronnie Floyd -  National Day of Prayer Task Force President

Suggested Prayer Scriptures:

Use these scripture verses to set the tone for your observance of The National Day of Prayer. 

"O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God..."  Daniel 9:19

"I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving, be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives, in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior."  I Timothy 2:1-3a

"Will You not revive us again so that Your people may rejoice in You?" Psalm 85:6

"and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. " 2 Chronicles 7:14

"The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in Him" Nahum 1:7

"Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting" Psalm 139:23-24

"Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said I will confess my transgressions to the Lord and you forgave the guilt of my sin" Psalm 32:5

"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16

"If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand." Mark 3:25

"He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them before him in the square at the city gate and encouraged them with these words: 'Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.'" 2 Chronicles 32:6-8

Important Websites

National Day of Prayer:
The Presidential Prayer Team:
Mission America and the Lighthouse Movement: 
How to Know God:
Decision America Tour with Franklin Graham:
Every Home for Christ:

On The Go Daily Devotion for May 2, 2018
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