National Day of Prayer

by Betsy Roy

President Lincoln’s Proclamation for a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer set the date for April 30, 1863. The “National Day of Prayer” is now the first Thursday in May which this year is May 3, 2018. Please consider adding some kind of fasting and repentance to your prayers.

Please pray right now: Father God, we ask that the Holy Spirit would move on the heart of every believer in our nation to set aside time for repentance, fasting and prayer on the National Day of Prayer (May 3, 2018). May there be a great swell of prayer before your throne of grace. 

We’re asking that this time cross every denomination, generation, ethnicity and political ideology. We pray for UNITY before the throne of the one true God, YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and of His Son Jesus Christ the Messiah! We exalt Him today as the only one true God, full of grace and truth. Righteousness exalts a nation and we are calling for a return to biblical righteousness in the Church in America and in the public square. We will not relent. We contend for the faith! We will keep ourselves in the love of God.

We are grateful today Father that your mercy endures from generation to generation and that your mercy continues to extend to us. We are not worthy in and of ourselves oh Lord our God. We thank you that the blood of Jesus makes us worthy. We ask you to embolden your Church in America in this hour to advance the Kingdom of God. We ask you for revival in the Church and a great harvest of souls across this land. Draw us together on the National Day of Prayer in unity and love across our land to repent, to fast and to pray. Arise, oh sleeper!! Arise!! Amen

Let us continue to pray for our nation daily!  God’s Word, the Bible, teaches us to “pray without ceasing”  (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and “that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions (ie our President, Vice President, Governors, Senators, Congressmen, Supreme Court Justices, etc), that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:1-3)

Prevailing for America is a closed Facebook group that posts a daily prayer for our nation. Barbara Benton heads up this group. It is a closed group so you must request to join. This is not a discussion group. It is for prayer purposes only.


Betsy Roy is the Director of Women of the Word, an inter-generational ministry dedicated to helping women grow as disciples of Jesus by applying God’s Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. WOW holds conferences, retreats, Bible seminars and trips to Israel

Betsy and her husband Jim lead the trips to Israel, which include visiting with local believers, both Messianic and Arab. Together they have 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren which are the delight of their hearts. God’s mercy endures from generation to generation. 

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Betsy Roy

Director and President of Women of the Word. Professional Background - Registered Nurse Married to Jim for over 30 years. 3 daughters, 3 grandchildren.