On May 4th the church doors were opened for our annual National Day of Prayer event. It was a special time of shared burdens and focused prayer.
After the opening of the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of our national anthem, Bro. DeCosta led us in an opening prayer of repentance. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Our keynote prayers this year were led by Sis. Alvarado and Bro. Estrada. Sis. Maureen Alvarado shared her heart and burden for individuals who are incarcerated and led us in prayer for the individuals incarcerated and those employed in our prison system. For our second keynote prayer, Bro. Estrada shared his experiences as a first responder and testified of protection because of prayer. He shared the prayers that are needed for our first responders and their families and then led us in prayer.
After the keynote prayers, Rev. Lackey led us in prayer for our government, Sis. Leaya Thomas led us in prayer for our schools and education system, Bro. Jimmy Florez led for our military and veterans, Bro. Jonathan Florez led over prayer for businesses, Bro. Isaiah Abrego led prayer over media, and Bro. Josue Alvarez led prayer over families.
Thank you to all who were involved in the planning and preparation, music, and leading in prayer during this event. Thank you to all who came. Let’s continue to bind together in prayer over these areas of focus.
“Pray without ceasing” 1 Thessalonians 5:17