The 64th annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) was observed Thursday, May 7, with more than 43,000 prayer events around the nation.
Here in the greater Killeen/Fort Hood area, NDP 2015 began Saturday, May 2, with preliminary prayer activities including a ‘Jericho Prayer Ride’ by area bikers, an outreach day at Long Branch Park, and a Citywide Prayer Gathering at Leo Buckley Stadium. Then on Wednesday, May 6, there was a Citywide Youth Prayer and Worship Service at Greater Vision Community Church (for details of these activities, please follow this link: pre-NDP activities).
On Thursday, May 7, many prayer gatherings (link: 2015 NDP sites) around the community gave residents an opportunity to pick prayer times and locations that best fit their schedules. The day culminated in a Regional Prayer Event at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Participants came from all around the region, including several motorcycle groups who rode in together from Killeen. The evening included public prayer, songs of prayer and praise, as well as individual and small group prayer.
We wish to thank all of the faithful organizers, coordinators and volunteers who helped to make this year’s NDP a great success. And we particularly want to thank all who participated by coming out to pray in unity for our community and our nation. We believe that the Lord has heard our cry, and that the spiritual climate of the region has been changed. And, while the official National Day of Prayer is concluded, we trust that prayer for our community and our nation will continue day by day.