PENINSULA This year, the National Day of Prayer (NDOP) is Thursday, May 5, and in recognition, area pastors are in cooperation on several fronts. First, they pray for their people; many assemble together regularly to discuss matters and pray for the community, the country, and issues around the world.
On that day, there will be a NDOP prayer breakfast at 7 a.m., at Ocean Park Community Church at 268th and Vernon Avenue. An R.S.V.P. is required. Call 665-4548. The event is free and an offering will be received. At lunchtime, some churches will have their doors open for midday prayer. That evening, a third All-Church Prayer Gathering will be conducted at the Chautauqua Lodge, in Long Beach, at 6:30 p.m. This will be a Bible-centered, house of prayer type event for believers throughout the Peninsula area.
The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans. It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds. Shirley Dobson, NDOP chairman, reminds us: We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep. I feel if we do not become involved and support the annual National Day of Prayer, we could end up forfeiting this freedom, too.
Be anxious for nothing, but in every situation, pray and make petition, offer thanksgiving; present your requests to God. The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Phil.4:6-7).
If you would like more information, please contact your local church office, or call 665-4548.