The 68th annual National Day of Prayer, was observed Thursday, May 2, 2019.

This year’s theme was Love One Another, based upon Jesus’ charge to His disciples as recorded in John 13:34.

President Trump and all 50 governors signed proclamations designating May 2 as a day of prayer, requesting that citizens of all faiths pray for our nation. More than two million people participated in some 50,000 public prayer gatherings around the nation, including a televised prayer event at the Cannon Building in Washington, DC.

Local Prayer Gatherings

Here in the greater Fort Hood area, prayer activities began Saturday, April 27, with a motorcycle prayer ride from Freedom Road Biker Church in Belton, followed by a Citywide Prayer and Worship service at Kingdom Life Church in downtown Killeen. Then, on Wednesday, May 1, there was a citywide youth prayer gathering at Greater Vision Community Church in Killeen.

Numerous prayer events then took place on Thursday, May 2, the official observance of the 2019 National Day of Prayer, giving folks an opportunity to choose times and locations that best suit their schedules. Some of the prayer events even included a free meal or snack. Of particular significance were the citywide noon prayer events in or around city halls in Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Temple, and evening regional gatherings in Nolanville and Belton.

A list of the 2019 NDP prayer sites can be downloaded here:

Many thanks to all the volunteers who organized the many prayer events, and to all who prayed (and continue to pray) at churches, schools, businesses and homes. God is blessing America and our local community because we, His people, are asking Him to do so.