Kings County Prayer Force
National Day of Prayer
About the Event
Our theme for the 2020 National Day of Prayer on May 7, 2002, is Pray God's Glory Across the Earth. The theme comes from Habakkuk 2:14, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
As you may know, the annual National Day of Prayer was established by federal law in 1952 when the United States Congress passed a joint resolution, which was signed by President Harry Truman. The law was amended in 1988 and signed by President Ronald Reagan, specifically designating the first Thursday in May as the official National Day of Prayer.
You may also have heard about the success of last year’s observances. An estimated 1.5 million participants across the country participated! On May 7, 2020, the National Day of Prayer will take place, and millions of Americans will unite from coast to coast to pray. It’s so exciting to see the incredible work God is doing in the hearts and lives of people as a result of people coming together in prayer.
Over the past 18 years Kings County has held a community prayer gathering, where Kings County joined the rest of the nation in prayer. As you are all aware, 2020 has quickly become an historical year due COVID-19, and as of April 1, 2020, Kings County was placed under “Shelter-in-place.” Though we are unable to meet in our traditional way through lunch and community prayer, we will still join the rest of our nation in prayer.
Our observance this year will be a Virtual Prayer Program that can be watched online. On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Kings County Prayer Force Facebook page will host our National Day of Prayer event. We will, like the previous years, pray for our Government, Military, Media, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Kings County. We recognize this is not ideal, but we look forward to joining you in prayer once again.
However, we acknowledge that we can only meet virtually, we have received permission to visibly show we are united together in prayer. The KCPF team will be placing 18” flags on the lawn of the Hanford Civic Center. The collection of flags on the civic lawn will be a visual representation of Kings County praying together. If you would like to add your support, flags can be sponsored below for $5.00 each.
On behalf of Kings County Prayer Force, it is our hope that you will be able to join us online on Thursday, May 7, 2020. May God bless you and your family.
Time & Location
Thursday, May 07, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Program of Prayer Begins
Opening Prayer: Schuyler Sparks, Kings Christian School SLT Chaplain
Prayer for Government & Military
Chaplain Colby Torres, US Navy Chaplain
Prayer for the Media and Business
Adam Medeiros Sr., Medeiros Spa and Salon
Prayer for Education, Church & Families
Pastor Luke Jacobs, Life Church in Avenal
Reading of 2020 NDP Prayer
Chris Jordan, Former Kings County Sheriff