How to Get Involved in the National Day of Prayer Volume 74, Program 9 4/12/2007
As busy parents, do you wonder how you and your kids can participate in this year’s National Day of Prayer? Stay tuned to today’s Home School Heartbeat for an answer, with Michael Farris and National Day of Prayer Task Force Chairman Shirley Dobson.
Shirley, how can busy moms and dads in our audience get the whole family involved in this year’s observance of the National Day of Prayer?
Well, not very many people know this, but the success of the National Day of Prayer is a result of an incredible grassroots movement. The events are planned at a local level and made possible through the hard work of a dynamic network of volunteers in all 50 states. And if the homeschoolers would like to find out how they can be involved, they can go to our website, which provides excellent resources and information on how they can partner with us. They just click on nationaldayofprayer.org to find out if there’s a local event or observance close to them, and we just want to encourage them to participate in those events and get their family, friends, and church involved. However, they can do simple things, too, if there’s not an event in their area. I know one mom got her neighbors and her SUV van, and they went to city hall and they stopped and they prayed for the mayor and the city council. Then they drove over to the school board and they parked there and they had a season of prayer for the schools. They went to the police and fire departments and even the newspaper facility, and they just covered those areas of influence in their community in prayer.
God bless you for your work in the National Day of Prayer, Shirley. Thank you so much for being on our program.
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