2023 National Day of Prayer

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, America observed the 72nd annual National Day of Prayer.

The theme for NDP 2023, as selected by the leaders in Colorado Springs, was ‘Pray Fervently in Righteousness and Avail Much,’ based upon James 5:16b.

Here in the greater Fort Hood area, NDP activities began Monday, May 1, with daily prayer meetings on Fort Hood, coordinated by the Men of Honor ministry:

  • Monday, May 1, 11:45am-12:45pm Spirit of Ft. Hood Chapel (Annex Bldg.),
    320 Tank Destroyer Blvd. – contact: John R. 254-220-8191
  • Tuesday, May 2, 11:45am-12:45pm West Ft. Hood DFAC, Bldg 91226, Mohawk Rd.
    contact: Steve S. 254-291-3683
  • Wednesday, May 3, 11:45am-12:45pm 9th ASOS, Air Force, Bldg 22038, 53rd St.
    contact: Mike G. 254-383-6834 or Ch. Kim 931-217-0957
  • Thursday, May 4, 6:00-7:00pm West Ft. Hood, 504 MI Bde, Bldg 91220,
    Soldiers Center (Dinner/Pizza Provided) – contact: Marty S. 254-418-9862

On Wednesday, May 3, the young people at Greater Vision Community Church held their annual pre-NDP citywide youth prayer service:

Greater Vision Community Church
2000 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen
Pastor David Reynolds 254-200-4382
7:00 pm Wednesday, May 3

Then on Thursday, May 4, the official date of this year’s National Day of Prayer, a number of prayer events were held throughout the greater central Texas area:


First Baptist Church
3310 S. WS Young Dr.
Contact: Dan Jackson 210-748-0698
6:30am kolaches; 6:45am worship & prayer

Ft. Hood Annual Prayer Breakfast
Lone Star Conference Center
contact: Ch. Darren Chester 254-702-7966
7:00am (ticket required for attendance)

First Baptist Church of Trimmier
6405 Chapparal Road
Contact: Marty Stanek 254-418-9862
8:00am-12:00pm (come and go)

Body of Christ Outreach for Pacific Islanders
Endeavor Hall, 440 Plaza, 868 S. Ft. Hood Rd
Contact: Pastor Nio Silao 907-230-1602

Open Book Fellowship
617 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd
contact: Pastor Shane White 254-383-3903

Bell County Courthouse
101 E Central Ave, downtown Belton
contact: Janet Brown 254-541-2307
10:00am in front of downtown courthouse


Killeen City Hall (City Council Chambers)
101 N. College
prayer and free lunch
contact: Dan Galanffy 254-681-7432

Copperas Cove City Hall (City Council Chambers)
501 S. Main, Copperas Cove
contact: Norm Mitchell 254-371-4334

Temple Municipal Building
2 North Main Street, Temple
Pastor Ed Dowell, Trinity Church
12:00 noon

Rollins Brook Community Hospital
608 North Key Avenue, Lampasas
contact: Chaplain Sergio Silva 254-519-8844
12:00 noon prayer at front of hospital


First Baptist Church of Trimmier
6405 Chapparal Road
contact: Marty Stanek 254-418-9862
12:00pm-2:00pm (come and go)

AdventHealth Central Texas
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
contact: Chaplain Sergio Silva 254-519-8844
2:00pm prayer at the front of the hospital

Westside Baptist Church
194 Stagecoach Rd.
contact: Pastor Hallie Tolbert 254-628-1004


First United Methodist Church
3501 E. Elms Road
contact: Elaine Passman 254-290-2333

Mother and Daughter Prayer
Cathedral of Deliverance & Praise COGIC
702 Harley Dr., Harker Hts
contact: Bishop LaDell Thomas, Jr. 254-699-4346

Nolanville First United Methodist Church
300 W. Avenue I, Nolanville
contact: Pastor Sha Shawna Bush 254-541-5530

New Beginnings Assembly of God
859 Copperhead Circle, Harker Heights
Citywide Prayer & Worship (Several Churches)
contact: Pastor Mike Tracy 254-466-5565

Bell County Expo Center
301 W. Loop 121, Belton
contact: Rudie & Amy Diaz 254-217-0810

We trust that our great God was pleased as we gathered in His name, laying aside our differences and asking Him to touch our community, our state and our nation. We believe that as we prayed according to His desires, He is granting our petitions and requests.