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Request your complimentary National Day of Prayer guide

May 2, 2024 by Abigail Hart in Prayer Guide

Free National Day of Prayer Guide

In preparation for today’s event, our organization has prepared a complimentary one-sheet prayer guide for your use; it features six prayers for our great nation as well as accompanying scripture verses for reference. Plus, you’ll enjoy a bit of history regarding the initial formation of the National Day of Prayer.

This year’s National Day of Prayer theme, “Lift up the Word—Light Up the World,” is based on scripture from 2 Samuel 22:29-31, which says, “You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. As for God, His way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him.”

Please hold this scripture and theme in your heart and know that millions of people within the Body of Christ are praying alongside you today. We encourage you to tell others about the National Day of Prayer as well by sharing the prayer resource with your family members, friends, and fellow church members.

Pray with Dr. David Curry on Facebook Live

Please visit the Global Christian Relief Facebook page to access a special video of GCR President & CEO, Dr. David Curry, praying for America and our persecuted family. (Note: No login is required. If a login prompt appears, simply click the X in the upper right hand corner to close the login prompt and continue on to the video.)

You may watch live in real time at 8:00 a.m. PT, or access the video replay anytime thereafter. If you feel led, please login and leave a prayer in the comments. You may also access this video via Instagram

Pray with the Prayer App Community

Stay connected to a community of prayer warriors! On Thursday, May 2, we encourage you to post a prayer for our nation and the persecuted church on the Global Christian Relief Prayer App. Download the app now on your mobile device and be sure to enable your app notifications. You’ll receive breaking news and prayer requests straight from your persecuted family. You’ll also be inspired by the fervent prayers and intercessions of hundreds of others who gather in fellowship on the prayer app.

Pray with GCR Blog Readers

We invite you to read the following prayer now as our readers come together in a spirit of unity to bless our nation and our church family around the globe.

Heavenly Father, we humbly come before You now on the National Day of Prayer. As we bow our heads and quiet our hearts, please impress upon us how You would have us pray and intercede for our nation and the persecuted church today.

Lord, we ask You to turn our nation toward You and Your ways. Draw those who are far from You to repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ. Lead them to the fellowship of the church and help them embrace community within the Body of Christ. May a spirit of revival come.

Help our nation’s leaders to make godly decisions rooted in Your eternal wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Let America be a beacon of hope for our suffering brothers & sisters in Christ. May we cherish our ability to worship You freely, and champion religious freedom around the world so that one day our family in Christ can also worship without fear of threats, violence or persecution. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. 

About The Author

Abigail Hart is a staff writer for Global Christian Relief, a nonprofit Christian ministry that works to strengthen persecuted believers and raise awareness regarding Christian persecution. For more information, visit our website at


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