On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Ronald Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer. This Thursday, May 3rd, is the National Day of Prayer for 2018, and Gramercy Christian School will be holding a flagpole prayer ceremony at 8:00 AM to pray for our country, our leaders, our communities, our families, and our school. We are told in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, who are called by my Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” At Gramercy, we fervently believe that our God is a God who hears and answers the prayers of His people!
In addition, GCS student representatives will be in downtown Newport from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm at the Newport Park Pavilion as we partner with Harvest Church in a time of corporate led prayer. We are pleased to join with our community in prayer, and we also ask that you pray for Gramercy as we labor for the Gospel through Christian education. For more information on this event, please visit www.prayfornewport.com.
Oswald Chambers said, “Prayer does not prepare us for the greater work. Prayer is the greater work.” Personally, I am grateful to serve a God who is willing to listen to the anxieties, desires, and doubts of my heart, and I am thankful to be in a school where we are able to pray openly and publicly!