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Area National Day of Prayer locations announced

National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 2, and area locations have been announced. Across the nation this solemn event will be attended by hundreds of thousands of Christians.

The theme for this year’s 68th annual event is a quote from Scripture: “Love One Another.” Prayer topics this year will include education, government, first responders, business, healthcare, repentance, and revival. The goal is to apply the Love One Another theme to each of these.

The Kansas City-based Citywide Prayer Movement is helping sponsor multiple NDP gatherings throughout the day.

Gary Schmitz, executive director of Citywide Prayer, says it’s important that Christians turn out and pray for the nation and their communities.

“There will be thousands of gatherings of believers across our nation praying and asking God to forgive our sins and to heal our land. Would you not agree that we are desperate for a move of God in our nation and United Prayer is the answer?” Schmitz told Metro Voice.

national day of prayerSchmitz quotes Jeremiah 33:3 which says, “Call to Me and I will answer…” in his encouragement for believers to participate.

Citywide Prayer is sponsoring 10 locations around the metro including morning, noon, and several evening gatherings.

In Kansas there will also be a statewide observance at noon in the second-floor rotunda of the capitol. State National Day of Prayer Coordinator Donna Lippoldt says, “Please come and pray with your legislators as we seek the Lord for righteousness in our state.”

Missouri’s capital city will also host an event. A gathering in the Missouri Capitol’s first-floor Rotunda will feature opening remarks by Gov. Mike Parson, followed by a keynote speech by Col. David Bowlus, of Fort Leonard Wood. The Army band will also perform during the service, according to information on the National Day of Prayer website.

The service in the Capitol is scheduled to begin at noon Thursday.

Other observances are taking place across Kansas and Missouri (see link below for locations).

Christians throughout the city are being encouraged to attend the citywide observance at one of these KC locations.

Once again, America needs a praying church.

“There have been many sweeping spiritual movements in America’s history. The largest have earned the label of great awakening. We surely need another great awakening in America. Each of the great moves of God in our nation have begun with passionate, united prayer,” stated Rev. David Epps, the Shawnee County, Kansas National Day of Prayer Coordinators.

He added, “We have a savior in Christ. We surely need his salvation now.”

Kansas City area locations and times:

Colonial Presbyterian Church
9500 Wornall
Kansas City, MO 64114
7:00 a.m. Fellowship / Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 9:15 a.m. Worship and Prayer
Pastor Gary Schmitz
United Nations Peace Plaza
Corner of Lexington Ave. and Walnut St.
Independence, MO 64050
7:00 a.m.
Pastor Joe Nicola
Platte City United Methodist Church
14040 State Hwy N (South 4th Street)
Platte City, MO 64079
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Pastor Michael Lazio
Johnson County Courthouse Gazebo
100 N. Kansas Ave.
Olathe, KS 66061
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Pastor Gary Kendall
Lee’s Summit City Hall Patio
220 SE Green Street
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Pastor Fel Bagunu
Leawood City Hall
4800 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 66221
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Ms. Susie Barnes and Ms. Charlotte McGahan
Overland Park City Hall
8500 Santa Fe Dr.
Overland Park, KS 66212
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Ms. Patricia Brown
City Union Mission Men’s Center Chapel
1108 E. 10th St. (10th and Troost)
Kansas City, MO 64106
12:55 – 2:05 p.m.
Dennis Ellis
New Covenant Ministries
532 S. Main St.
Independence, MO 64050
7:00 p.m.
Pastor Joe Nicola
Northland Kansas City
Harmony Vineyard Church
600 NE 46th Street
(Near N. Oak Trfwy and I-29)
Kansas City, MO 64116
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Pastor John Brown

For people outside the Kansas City or Topeka areas they may find locations by clicking HERE.