Northwest Iowa — This Thursday, May 5th, is the 65th annual National Day of Prayer.
Organizers say it will have profound significance for our country. They say it is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as they call on citizens to humbly come before His throne.
The theme for the 2016 National Day Of Prayer is “Wake Up America,” emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to return to the God of our Fathers in reverence for His Holy Name. To further highlight the theme, organizers have chosen Isaiah 58:1a as the Scripture for the year: “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”
For the May 5th observances, Dr. Tony Evans, the 2016 Honorary Chairman, wrote a special prayer to be simultaneously read throughout the nation at noon, eastern time.
Sheldon’s 19th Annual National Day of Prayer observance will be at Living Water Community Church. The speaker will be Justin Jenness. The service will begin at 6:30 PM. The community event is sponsored by the Sheldon Area Ministerial Association and the local National Day of Prayer Task Force.
Elsewhere in northwest Iowa, Orange City will have a National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday from noon to 1 PM at the Orange City Town Hall lower level Community Room. You can come and go as your schedule permits.
In Sioux Center, an all-day prayer vigil is scheduled at the House of Missions and Equipping or “HOME” building, which is behind Culvers in southern Sioux Center. It’s from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Again it’s a come and go observance. Stations will be set up with various prayer topics, plus from 8:00 until 11:00 AM, there will be a prayer simulcast from Washington, DC.
The Rock Rapids Council of Churches doesn’t have any specific observance planned, but the women of the community will be getting together for prayer at a May Breakfast this Saturday, May 7th.
The Hospers and Newkirk communities will observe National Day of Prayer at 7:30am at the Hospers community building on Thursday, May 5th. Coffee and rolls will be served.
In George, the George Ministerial Association is encouraging each church to observe the National Day of Prayer on their own.
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