Bible-based believers in Jesus Christ will gather for prayer and worship on the Annual National Day of Prayer 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday at the Ashley Pond Pavilion.
This year marks the 66th observance of the National Day of Prayer. The theme, based on Daniel 9:19, is “For Your Great Name’s Sake!”
Thursday, Christians will gather across the country to pray for our nation’s federal, state and local governments, schools, businesses, media, military, churches and families. The purpose is to mobilize prayer, personal repentance and righteousness in culture.
“Our forefathers founded National Day Of Prayer. Many of them had escaped persecution for their beliefs in their homeland,” said Leilani Christensen, a Planning Committee member. “In the news today, we see that people are still fleeing their homeland because of persecution. The annual National Day of Prayer signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.”
The Los Alamos National Day of Prayer committee invites people from the local business community, medical center, Fire and Police Departments, County Government, Los Alamos National Laboratory, public schools, military and family services to be recognized. Local businessman Abe Dispennette is underwriting the cost of the insurance for the event.
The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a time of worship and music lead by the Filer Family Center Peace. Pastor Raul Granillo of La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock will serve as Master of Ceremonies. At noon, Christians will gather in small groups to pray for the people in various areas of service. Pastors from several local Bible-based churches will facilitate the prayer groups.
This year an Encouragement Card Campaign will make cards available with contact information of our local, state or federal officials so that attendees can send a card of encouragement and commit to pray for the official on a weekly basis for one year.
“The National Day of Prayer is the Church’s opportunity to pray together in unity to our Creator God for our United States of America,” event organizers said.