National Day of Prayer


Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

Psalm 33:12 (NKJV)


The First Thursday of May

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.


Significance of the National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.

Like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this day has become a national observance placed on all Hallmark calendars and observed annually across the nation and in Washington, D.C. Every year, local, state, and federal observances were held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation. It is estimated that over two million people attended more than 30,000 observances – organized by approximately 40,000 volunteers. At state capitols, county court houses, on the steps of city halls, and in schools, businesses, churches and homes, people stopped their activities and gathered for prayer.

 


Prayer Points


Kings or Natural Authority

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, andgiving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV)

  • President Donald Trump
  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • United States Senate
  • The United States Congress
  • The U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Governmental Departments
  • Presidential Advisors
  • All U.S. Military Forces
  • Governor Nathan Deal
  • Governor
  • State Senator
  • State Representatives
  • State Courts
  • State Board of Education
  • State Elected Officials
  • Mayors
  • City Council Members
  • County and Municipal Courts

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Spiritual Authority

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, andgiving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV)

  • Apostle Frederick and Dr. Betty Price
  • Pastors Joel and Patricia Gregory
  • Linked UP Church Ministerial Staff
  • The Dream Team & Small Groups
  • Pray the Lord will Send the Right People with the Right Heart to Help Fulfill the Vision
  • Greater measure of the Spirit of Wisdom
  • Revelation and Anointing for the Gregorys as they lead this congregation forward

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The Body of Christ

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Ephesians 6:18 (NKJV)

 

  • Be bold to lay hold of God’s provisions
  • Receive all God has in store for us, be led as to who God wants us to bless
  • That the saints will receive the breakthroughs they’ve been believing for
  • Pray for uncommon miracles
  • Great wealth for God’s people
  • We’ll walk in the fullness of the blessing
  • Obedience with our finances as it relates to tithes and offerings
  • Greater prayer life
  • Pray for sensitivity to the Spirit’s leading for sudden miracles, blessings, open doors, new beginnings for the duration of the year
  • Spiritual Growth and Development
  • Strong marriages and families
  • Successful singles
  • Jobs, careers, businesses
  • People will take their Next Steps in their spiritual journey
  • Pray as the Spirit leads

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Intercede for the Lost

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.
Proverbs 11:30 (NKJV)

  • Win souls for the kingdom
  • Clear soul-winning strategy
  • Pray for more laborers
  • Pray to reach 400 souls in 2017

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Linked UP Church

For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them:
Romans 12:4-6b (NKJV)

  • Connect People to God – Weekend Services

    • Pray for the lost to be saved
  • Connect People to Family – Small Groups

    • Pray for leaders and groups
  • Connect People to Purpose

    • Pray for people to take their Next Steps
  • Connect People to the Community

    • Pray for all who serve others
  • Linked UP Church’s first permanent home(4331 Brownsville Rd. Powder Springs, GA)

    • All of the resources to complete the building project first-class
    • Linked UP Church makes a positive impact in the community we reside
  • 4×4 Strategy – Connect 1600 people in 2017

    • Connect to God – 400 Unique Souls give their life Christ
    • Connect to Family – 400 People Join or Lead a Small Group
    • Connect to Purpose – 400 People to Discover their Purpose (Step 3, Financial Peace University, JobLink, Entrepreneurial Bootcamp)
    • Connect to Community – 400 People to Join a Dream Team

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