Happy National Day of Prayer

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Happy National Day of Prayer. Matthew 6: 6 says, “When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” Let us all remember to pray to God. Even in different religions, we still have something in common. We are all children of God. Prayer works miracles. Prayer saves lives. We believe in the power of prayer.

Our Savior, Jesus Christ, taught us how to pray in Matthew, Chapter 6. You can read the story called “Prayer” in the book, Learning to Read: New Testament Stories.

Years ago, Congress proclaimed days of prayer during the Revolutionary War. Congress set May 17, 1776, as a “day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” throughout the colonies. When Washington took his oath of office as President of the United States, he kissed the Bible on which he had just taken his oath. President Washington then led the Senate and the House of Representatives to the prayer service. As president, Washington daily prayed for the young nation asking for guidance.  

More recently, the 1952 National Day of Prayer resolution was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Harry S. Truman. Let us continue to unite in prayer as one nation under God. 

Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: prayer. Read the story “Prayer” in Learning to Read: New Testament Stories. Color a picture of prayer. Put these words in alphabetical order and use in a sentence: prayer, God, thankful, help, Jesus, blessings, name. Share a special prayer experience. Say a private prayer and/or group prayer. (Skillset: identify, comprehend, apply, synthesis, oral)


About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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