Why I am taking part in the National Day of Prayer

“Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10

For me, The National Day of Prayer is our church calling us to fulfil the commands of scripture, whether we are young or old, male or female, whether on our own or with our church community, whether we know Christ as our Saviour or not, whether our lives are busy or relatively quiet, whether our spiritual life is burning bright or nothing but a flickering flame, whether our church has 10, 50 or 150 people, or whether we are experiencing joys or difficulties. On Wednesday 30th November 2016, we are all called to stand still, not on our own merit, not in our own self-confidence, but on Him, our everlasting, unchanging, ever-present Heavenly Father, to encourage and uplift our souls. What a privilege!

The Day of prayer is a great opportunity to focus on our God who can do great and wonderful things through our expectant, specific, repentant, persistent, unified prayers. And what I love most about the National Day of Prayer is that we are all invited to take part.