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The National Day of Prayer
May 4, 2023 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
The 2023 Allen County Community Observance of the National Day of Prayer takes place on Thursday, May 4th from 11:45 am – 1 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Civic Center in the Town Square, Lima, Ohio.
The Lima chapter of the National Day of Prayer Task Force has called believers to prayer on this day for more than 25 years and continues with passion to mobilize community prayer for our city, county, state and nation.
We invite you to join a diverse assembly of Lima and Allen County pastors and spiritual leaders as they, along with invited business leaders, educators, musicians and city and county civic leaders lead the area in prayer. Scriptures, songs, and quotes from founding fathers and presidents mingle with the prayers as we stand together and ask for God’s direction and protection. WTGN Radio 97.7 FM and WTLW TV44 will broadcast the event live making it possible for a 10-county area to stand together and pray for their area as well. We truly exalt and magnify His name together!
Come out and celebrate your freedom to pray along with millions of others at thousands of events from coast to coast! Everyone is invited!
The National Day of Prayer proclaimed by the president each year invites all faiths to pray according to their beliefs on the first Thursday of May. This organizing body is coordinating a Christian expression of this event.
We all have freedom to pray…in homes…in churches…at the courthouse… anywhere… on any day. However, assigning a specific day allows us to stand together from one coast to another and appeal together for a mighty God to intervene in the affairs of our nation. It says in a powerful act of unity that we believe He is big enough, powerful enough, and merciful enough to lead us through the problems and challenges of our day. A specific day set aside for prayer inspires us to remember God cares about us and has invited us to pray to Him to bring about lasting change and a better world for our families.
In times of great uncertainty, we draw hope and courage from Is 43:10-13, “You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant who I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe Me, remain steadfast to Me and understand that I am He. Before me there was no god formed, neither shall there be after Me.
I, even I, am the Lord and besides Me there is no Savior.
I have declared the future and have saved the nation in times of danger, and I have shown that I am God — when there was no strange and alien god among you; therefore, you are My witnesses, says the Lord, that I am God. Yes, from the first existence of day and from this day forth I am He; and there is no one who can deliver out of My hand. I will work and who can hinder or reverse it?”
This organizing task force believes in the God of the Bible; the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is who He said He is…the Way, the Truth, and the Life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him. Jn 14:6
We believe that the ear of the Lord is open to the prayers of His people. Jesus taught us to pray to the Father in His name, modeling and teaching prayer.
Prayer for the government is an integral part of our faith as directed in Scripture, 2 Timothy 2:1-3. “First of all, I urge that prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority or high responsibility that outwardly we may pass a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way, for such praying is good and right and pleasing to God.”
Theresa Lee Coordinator
On the first Thursday in May we get to do an amazing thing. We don’t just assemble. We assemble before God….our Father…our Deliverer…our Rock…Sovereign God…Wonderful Counsellor. We who know Him honor Him on this day by praying together for His wisdom, protection, and
direction. Come out and join us…11:45 am to 1 pm. Come over your lunch time or listen live right at work on 97.7 FM WTGN radio and TV44 WTLW!