Observing the National Day of Prayer, coming up on May 3rd, is an effective way to bring about change in our nation. But do you know what to pray for? Michael Farris and his guest explore that question on today’s Home School Heartbeat.
Our guest on Home School Heartbeat is Shirley Dobson, chairman of the National Day of Prayer. Shirley, Christians talk a lot about prayer. But if we’re bluntly honest, I think many of us don’t really know what to pray for. Can you share some insight for us?
First of all, the National Day of Prayer is not about one day a year—it’s about a discipline. And that’s why we have an initiative called “Freedom Five” that really challenges individuals to commit five minutes a day to pray for five centers of power. And these centers of power are the church, education, family, government, and media. And the reason we chose these is because every single American comes in contact with at least one of these areas of influence on a daily basis. And these centers of power have the capacity to influence our society on subjects like religious freedoms, the institution of marriage, the right to life, pornography, and other things. So I believe that it is so important that we lift these centers of power up during the week. And if five minutes a day praying for five centers of power seems to be too much time, they can just take one center of power: the government—pray five minutes on Monday, the media—five minutes on Tuesday, until they get to Friday, and that will cover the five centers of power.
Well, join us again tomorrow; we’ll talk more with Shirley Dobson about prayer.