The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Today, millions of Americans across all 50 states will gather in churches, local businesses, the steps of city halls, in schools, neighborhoods, and public gathering places for a day of public prayer for the our country. In one voice, they will lift a single prayer request to God: unity in America.
Looking for resources to strengthen your prayer life? Our B&H team has some great suggestions for you…
Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Pan for Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer
You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted. So this book is your chance to strike back. With prayer. With a weapon that really works.
The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
The Battle Plan for Prayer begins with prayer’s core purpose, its biblical design, and its impact throughout history. Readers will be guided scripturally through the fundamentals of how effective prayer works, inspired towards a closer, more intimate relationship with God, and shown how to develop specific prayer strategies for each area of life.
Beth Moore’s #1 bestselling book (more than one million copies in print) with a beautiful, brand new hardcover! Praying God’s Word is the perennial favorite Scripture-prayer resource designed to help us decisively overcome specific strongholds: pride, idolatry, addiction, loss, depression, unbelief, temptation, and more.
A Parent’s Book of Prayers Day by Day Devotional by Tony Wood
This prayer book unveils the power of prayer to protect, nurture, and guide. It offers parents the comfort, reassurance, and wisdom of God’s promises for them and their child’s life and future. Readers will find encouragement, hope, and the power of prayer for every day of the year. The attractive, padded hardcover makes this a perfect gift of inspiration for any occasion.
The Power of Positive Praying by John Bisagno
Answers to Prayer by George Muller (Read and Reflect with the Classics series)
When We Say Father: Unlocking the Power of the Lord’s Prayer by Adrian Rogers and Steve Rogers
The Power of Persistence: Breakthroughs in Your Prayer Life by Michael Catt
The Power of Persistence is Catt’s invitation to a prayer-without-ceasing way of life. Stories from scripture and personal ministry experiences attest to the prophetic and profitable work of prayer. Engaging chapters on prayers of penitence, learning from the Psalmist, praying for children, the lost, and in response to spiritual warfare guide us to a breakthrough level of communication with the God who is eager to hear our cries and accomplish His work through us.
Peter’s Perfect Prayer Place by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, illustrated by Daniel Fernandez
Peter is used to seeing his mom pray in her special prayer room, and now you can help him search for his own place to pray—Peter’s perfect prayer place. Is it under his bed? Up in his treehouse? Between the pots and pans? Where can God hear him best? There’s lots of fun as Peter looks and looks, but in the end, he learns that although it’s great to have a special place to be alone with God and pray, God hears you no matter where you are—under, up, or in between!
PrayerWorks: Prayer Training and Strategy for Kids by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, with Amy Parker, illustrated by Lisa Manuzak
As kids grow, their prayer lives need to grow too—but how? Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick offer a strategy that kids can use to figure out how prayer works and just how powerful it is. Lots of great explanation is combined with fun activities, illustrations, and journaling prompts to get kids thinking and praying.
This Means War: A Strategic Prayer Journal by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, with Troy Schmidt
The teen years can be tough; don’t try to make it through without one of your most powerful weapons—prayer. A companion book to the movie War Room, this new kind of journal will get you ready for a new kind of prayer life, one that’s strong, growing, and reflects just how powerful prayer is.
Bibleman and the Wish-a-Prayer Machine by Mike Nappa, illustrated by Dennis Edwards
Kids love the Wish-a-Prayer Machine, but why aren’t their prayers being answered? Join Bibleman and his team on a new adventure as they find the villain responsible for the silly prayer requests and teach kids about the true purpose of prayer.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, illustrated by Holli Conger
See the pictures, touch the buttons, and hear the words of a favorite childhood prayer—Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep! With six sound buttons and an on/off switch, this delightful sound book will help little ones talk to God before drifting off to sleep.
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