National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer is May 7, 2020.  Today, Lee sits down with Kathy Branzell, the President of National Day of Prayer.  Kathy has been a Moms in Prayer mom for many years and today she shares her journey into a ministry that focuses on prayer and the importance of National Day of Prayer for America.

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The seven mountains or centers of influence in our nation:

GOVERNMENT

Pray for your leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.

(I Kings 3:28; I Timothy 2:1-2; Exodus 18:21; Proverbs 11:3; Romans 13:1-2)

Federal Government

Consider praying for our President, Vice President, Cabinet Members, Congressional Leaders, Supreme Court Justices

State Government

Consider praying for your Governor, Executive Leaders, Legislative Leaders, Judicial Leaders

Local Government

Consider praying for your Mayor, City Counsel, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Judges, County Officials

MILITARY

“He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them…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. 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)

Courage and dependence on God (Psalm 91)

Perseverance to endure hardship (Isaiah 43:2; Deuteronomy 31:6)

Divine protection from the enemy (Romans 5:1-5)

Wise leaders who inspire respect from those under their command (Romans 13:1)

Confidence and vision to persist in the face of negative publicity (Psalm 18:31-39)

Protection and support for the families they have left behind (Romans 1:8-10)

Chaplains who are divinely appointed to deliver hope and spiritual strength (Proverbs 4:11)

MEDIA

“…Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)

The decision makers within the media to realize they can make a profit by producing family-friendly projects (Proverbs 8:10-11)

Christians in media to find favor and be filled with creative ideas that bring kingdom principles and life-giving messages to the public  (Proverbs 2:1-15)

Celebrities to be provided with repeated opportunities to hear and receive salvation (Proverbs 8:35)

BUSINESS

“I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. He is a master craftsman, expert in working…” (Exodus 31:3-4)

Integrity among Christian workers so that they win the right to be heard (I Chronicles 29:17)

Impartation of ideas and resources to open principled businesses, especially in areas that need an economic boost (Psalm 132:15)

Christian workers to display Christ-like humility and service to their co-workers (Philippians 2:3)

EDUCATION

“If you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:3-6)

A return to truth and Judeo-Christian ethics (Psalm 1:1-2)

A safe atmosphere conductive to learning

Excellence in educators (Exodus 18:20-21)

Equal opportunities for every student to achieve their full potential (Philippians 1:9)

CHURCH

“So then, just as you received Jesus Christ as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” (Colossians 2:6-8)

The church would find a new zeal and commitment to the mission and purpose of Jesus Christ (Matt 22:37)

Unity with and among churches that reveal God’s love to the world (John 17:23)

A return to the absolutes of God’s Word (Psalm 1:1-3)

Integrity–that God’s people look and act differently from the world (I Peter 2:11; 1 Corinthians 13:6)

A holy fear of the Lord released in the heart of God’s people (Proverbs 9:10)

FAMILY

“If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” (Mark 3:25)

Unity and love in individual families that reach out in hospitality toward others (Romans 12:9-13)

The re-establishment of relationships between parents and children (Malachi 4:5-6)

A return to family values that serve the nation as a whole (Job 22:21-22)

A return to the biblical mandate to train their children at home in the fear of the Lord and not leave the responsibility to others (Proverbs 22:6)

National Observance Live Broadcast May 7th, 8-10 pm ET.

*You can watch the broadcast on GodTV, Daystar, CBN, TLN, Enlace, via livestream on the NDP website (www.nationaldayofprayer.org), on Facebook (Facebook LIVE) which will be cross-posted out to millions by our partner ministries, and on radio through Moody Broadcasting, Bott Radio Network, with others to follow.

Website:

For more information about National Day of Prayer and this year’s celebration visit NationalDayofPrayer.org

About Our Guest:

Kathy Branzell serves as the President of the National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force. She has served as a longtime member of the Board of Directors, having led and served alongside Vonette Bright, Shirley Dobson, Anne Graham-Lotz, and Dr. Ronnie Floyd. Along with her work on behalf of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, she is the founder and president of Fellowship and Christian Encouragement (FACE) for Educators where she authored seventeen years of weekly scripture reading, prayer prompts and devotionals for educators to use in their weekly prayer meetings throughout the school year. She is the author/co-author of five books.

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