SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Looking both back to this year’s National Day of Prayer and forward to what’s coming next, the National Day of Prayer Task Force announced dates for its annual leadership summit while celebrating the organization’s growing impact and reach across America and the world.
Looking back two months to the 2018 National Day of Prayer, the task force is celebrating more than 1 million views of the 67th Annual National Observance on Facebook. This engagement is in addition to the estimated 50,000-plus individual public prayer gatherings that were held across all 50 states on Thursday, May 3, the National Day of Prayer.
“If there’s one thing we learned at this year’s National Day of Prayer it’s that people do love America,” said Ronnie Floyd, president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. “This year we saw a significant growth in engagement and participation in the National Day of Prayer. Millions of Americans are praying daily for our country and working to heal wounds and bring unity to their communities. Amid the din and noise of all the distressing headlines we see every day, this is a piece of good news that should encourage us and give us hope.”
Looking ahead to next year’s National Day of Prayer, the task force will be hosting the 2018 National Day of Prayer National Leadership Summit in Northwest Arkansas on Oct. 29-30. At the summit, Pastor Floyd will reveal the 2019 theme for the National Day of Prayer, and will lead the gathering to realize soon a strategy where every town, city and county will host a prayer observance each year on the National Day of Prayer.
The summit will include dynamic worship, Bible teaching and preaching from various national ministry leaders, training sessions and testimonies from task force regional coordinators. To learn more visit NationalDayofPrayer.org.
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the senior pastor of Cross Church and president of the National Day of Prayer. He is the author of the new book “Living Fit: Make Your Life Count by Pursuing a Healthy You” (B & H Books). Follow him on Twitter @ronniefloyd.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the amended law designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every year, millions of Americans, in tens of thousands of meetings across all 50 states, come together for unified public prayer for America.