Dallas Community Called To Join The Nation In Prayer On May 4th -- National Day of Prayer Dallas Celebration to be Held at Thanks Giving Square

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Dallas join the nation in prayer on Thursday, May 4th. The Dallas community is invited to gather from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Thanks Giving Square, downtown Dallas for the National Day of Prayer Dallas Celebration.

Millions around the nation will gather on Thursday, May 4th for the 55th annual National Day of Prayer to pray for the nation, government leaders, media, and schools. This year’s theme, “America, Honor God,” based on the biblical scripture 1 Samuel 2:30- “Those who honor me, I will honor” is a call to the nation to seek God’s face and ask for his protection and blessings over our nation. The Dallas community is invited to join together at the Thanks Giving Square from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM for a time of prayer, celebration, and reverence.

“There is no greater expression of faith than when we agree with God and each other through prayer. Prayer is a divine transition whereby we exchange our petitions and praise to receive his peace and power.” said Rev. Bryan Carter, Senior Pastor, Concord Church. “The NDP- Dallas Celebration is a biblical expression of the body of Christ as we gather to express our unity of faith through prayer. Every year, I walk away empowered and excited about God's movement in our city.”

The National Day of Prayer Dallas Celebration has taken place publicly on the first Thursday in May in various locations around Dallas since 1992. This is the second year that Thanksgiving Square has been chosen due to its significance in promoting global and national thanksgiving which is often a basis in prayer. Prayer also serves as the call to revival.

“Revival is the only hope in our challenging times to bringing lasting change in America.” said Ann Quest, North Texas National Day of Prayer Regional Coordinator. “Joining together in unity of purpose on the National Day of Prayer is not only a public witness to our communities, but an instrument that God uses in our own lives to call us to be faithful and anticipate spiritual awakening as His answer.”

The event will be emceed by Kerby Anderson, National Director of Probe Ministries and Host of “Point of View” nationally syndicated talk show. Participants include Troy Duncan of WFAA- TV, Channel 8; Suellen Roberts of Joy TV & Women in Christian Media; and the Dallas Police, among others. Music will be provided by Glowing Heart of Dallas Baptist University and two Christian recording artists, Chris Machen, and Benita Arterberry Burns. A special message will be given by Senior Pastor Bryan Carter of Concord Church, Dallas, TX.

“I'm looking forward to the National Day of Prayer Celebration in Dallas. This is a great opportunity for all of us to humble ourselves before God and pray for this nation and our leaders.” said Kerby Anderson, National Director of Probe Ministries and Host of the "Point of View" talk show.

The National Day of Prayer Dallas Celebration will be held Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Thanks Giving Square, located at 1627 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX 75201 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM with the official program beginning at 12:05 PM. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.ndptexas.com or contact Amy Powell, 214-320-8273.

About The National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America when the Continental Congress issued a proclamation setting aside a day of prayer in 1775. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.

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