Thursday, May 7, 2020 is the National Day of Prayer. The theme this year is, “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth.” This is taken from Habakkuk 2:14 which reads, “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” The theme was chosen last summer before any of us knew of the crises our nation would be in today. I don’t know how this day will be celebrated as a nation but I’m sure many communities will find a way to praise God and “make the day known.” Many will meet for prayer, in spirit if not in person. Some will probably stay home and spend time alone praying to a God who hears them all.

I’m thankful we have a day set aside to honor God with our prayers; words of petition, thanks, and praise.

I know the importance of spending time with God. It’s good to have a special time each day to talk to my Lord. The many moments throughout the day when I call on God just to share a thought are special times for me. I love that our church has chosen a time each evening when we can meet together at the throne of grace, to pray for our church, community, and our country.

Pastor Paul began a study Wednesday evening about Christ’s principles of prayer. We covered four of those principles Wednesday, but I’m sure there is more to come and I look forward to hearing what is next. I know the Bible has much, much to say about Prayer.

What a blessing to have a God who hears and listens to each prayer; each question, praise, concern, or cry of pain. He hears every request from the heart, and truly desires to hear more. So pray I must.

By Wilda Caplinger