Monday, 4 May 2009


Theme for this year’s Christian-oriented National Day of Prayer is "Prayer ... America’s Hope.” It is based on the verse from Psalm 33:22, "May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You.” The day is coordinated by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, headed by Shirley Dobson, wife of Focus on the Family founder James Dobson.
Oklahoma City-area National Day of Prayer Task Force organizers said the annual state Capitol prayer service is scheduled for noon on the second-floor rotunda. A preservice concert will begin at 11:30 a.m.
A prayer session for pastors and spiritual leaders will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Governor’s Blue Room at the Capitol.
Several other metro-area prayer events are planned in conjunction with the designated observance.
Multiple church congregations will gather for prayer from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Tabitha Baptist Church, 1219 NE Grand Blvd. Chapel Hill United Methodist Church will hold a prayer service from 12:05 to 12:35 p.m. at 2717 W Hefner Road. The Moore Area Ministerial Alliance will hold a prayer service from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in front of Moore City Hall, 301 N Broadway.
Oklahoma Christian School’s National Day of Prayer service will be from 8 to 9 a.m. at 4680 E Second St. in Edmond. A Tinker Air Force Base 12-hour prayer vigil is planned from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; people are encouraged to sign up to pray in 15-minute increments at the Tinker Air Force Base Chapel, 6170 Arnold, Suite 6. A prayer service will be at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel.
Several churches will be open for prayer. Northwest Christian Center will be open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 8601 N Council. Forest Hill Christian Church will be open for personal prayer time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2121 N MacArthur.
Meanwhile, the sixth annual Interfaith Day of Prayer and Reflection will be at 11 a.m. on the south steps of the Capitol. The interfaith event is designed to reflect diverse traditions and will include several local clergy leaders and state officials.
The interfaith event was organized by local clergy and spiritual leaders who wanted to offer a service representing people of different faith beliefs and even nonfaith traditions.