WASHINGTON — Ronnie Floyd, who during the first week of May will oversee the national observance of the National Day of Prayer, hosted this week a conference for faith leaders in Washington which included a special appearance by Vice President Mike Pence.
The 2018 Mega Metro Conference gathered more than 100 faith leaders and spouses for a conference focused on local church ministry, the pastor, prayer and leadership. Attendees participated in plenary sessions, toured the recently-opened Museum of the Bible and, in a special moment of ministry, prayed together over Sam Brownback, America’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Brownback spoke to the group on Tuesday evening.
The highlight of the conference came Wednesday when Vice President Mike Pence spoke after the group had a listening session with senior White House staff members. As Dr. Floyd shared with these leaders, the more faith leaders know and understand our nation, the more they can pray effectively for America.
That afternoon, the vice president uploaded a picture of him with Dr. Ronnie Floyd, expressing his gratitude for the spiritual support he has received from him and faith leaders in America.
“So good to see Pastor @RonnieFloyd and faith leaders in town for the 2018 Mega Metro Conference,” tweeted Vice President Pence. “@POTUS and I are grateful for the prayers, support, and ministries of all these great men and women of faith. God bless them all!”
The conference comes three weeks before the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, when millions of Americans across all 50 states will gather for public unified prayer for America. As president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, Dr. Floyd will oversee the day’s observances and lead the day’s events in Washington.
In light of the divisive rhetoric and times America is living through, this year’s National Day of Prayer theme is “Pray for America, Unity.” The theme is anchored in Ephesians 4:3, “Making every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.” It calls Americans to pray for unity in their churches, communities, cities and the country.
Churches and ministries interested in hosting a National Day of Prayer observance event, or individuals looking for one to attend, can learn how to at NationalDayofPrayer.org.
Media note: Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, is available for interview. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the senior pastor of Cross Church and president of the National Day of Prayer, which each year mobilizes millions of Americans to unified public prayer for the United States. He’s the immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention. 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. Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.