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National Day of Prayer Event 2011

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Link to the official National Day of Prayer web site.

Come join us at Lighthouse Baptist Church for our 3rd annual “National Day of Prayer Event” at 6:30 on Thursday, May 5th. Our nation is the greatest most powerful nation in the world; however our need for prayer is monumental. We will praise God as we pray over the seven centers of power, education, government, military, media, business, family, and of cause the church.

Speakers for this event will include

Army Chaplain Matt Christensen Speaking and praying for The US Military
Dr. Paul Barkey Speaking on and praying for The American Government
Dr. Tony Matia Speaking on and praying for the Church in America
Pastor Pat Green Speaking on and praying for Family
Jerry Q Huchinson Speaking on and praying for US Business
Pastor Eugene Jennings Speaking on and praying for The American Media
Frank Leone Speaking on and praying for The American Education System
Lenay Marteney Bring the music
Eudora Hempler on the piano

Projected 2011 Program

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Why We Pray

As American troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, President Franklin Roosevelt called for our nation to unite in prayer. He also offered a prayer to prepare each citizen for the road ahead. “Let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be. And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee.” The victory that followed on June 6, 1944-also known as D-Day-began the march to Berlin. Eighteen months later, WWII was over and one of the world’s greatest evils had been defeated. The prayers of a nation had been a powerful force.

Prayer has always been used in this country for guidance, protection and strength-even before we were a nation or a handful of colonies. The Pilgrims at Plymouth relied on prayer during their first and darkest winter. Our founding fathers also called for prayer during the Constitutional Convention. In their eyes, our recently created nation and freedoms were a direct gift from God. And being a gift from God, there was only one way to insure protection-through prayer.

President Abraham Lincoln knew this well. It was his belief that, “it is the duty of nations as well as men, to owe their dependence upon the overruling power of God.” When it came to the fate of the nation, he practiced what he preached. Before the battle of Gettysburg, he turned to God in prayer. “I went to my room one day and I locked the door and got down on my knees before Almighty God and prayed to him mightily for victory at Gettysburg.” Won by the Union, Gettysburg was one of the turning points in the war that ended slavery and kept the states united. Today the need for prayer is as great as ever. Our nation again faces battlefields, along with an epidemic of broken homes, violence, sexual immorality and social strife. As the heroes of our nation did in the past, we must again bow our heads in prayer. We must ask the Lord to bless our leaders with wisdom and protection, and that we will have the fortitude to overcome the challenges at hand. If Roosevelt, the Pilgrims and Lincoln never underestimated the power of prayer, neither should we.

It is our goal that you, your family and friends would participate in the National Day of Prayer. We pray that the event impacts your life, and that praying for our nation moves from a one-day event to a lifetime endeavor. So join us on the first Thursday in May and pray with conviction that God would continue to shed His grace on thee.

Below is 2010 Program

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