National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3rd
Madison area residents, churches, community, and government leaders will locally celebrate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3rd with two events that are open to the entire community. The National Day of Prayer events are a time for local residents of faith to ask God to give us a spirit of Unity. In a time of such discord and strife in American politics and culture, the theme of Unity will help unite Christians to pray that God will renew and revive local churches. The theme of this year’s events is based on scripture found in Ephesians 4:3.
At Noon, the public is invited to the gazebo along Madison’s riverfront for a short lunchtime Day of Prayer event that will include prayer from community leaders and a proclamation from Mayor Damon Welch. From 7:00PM-8:30PM, the day will culminate in a “concert of prayer” at the Brown Gym in downtown Madison with corporate worship and prayer for the Madison community and the nation.
This ecumenical event is comprised of leaders from various churches and all in the community are welcome to attend. Both events will be centered on the seven focus areas of prayer as identified by the National Day of Prayer Task Force: prayer for our government, military, media, businesses, education, families, and churches.
In case of rain or other inclement weather, the Noon event will be moved to the Brown Gymnasium. Any change will be announced on radio and through the National Day of Prayer facebook page at www.facebook.com/dayofprayermadisonin