1775 - The first
Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer.
1863 - Abraham
Lincoln called for such a day.
1952 - Congress
established NDP as an annual event by a joint resolution, signed into law by
1988 - The law was
amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the NDP as the first
Thursday in May.
CAPITAL REGION NDP
1984 - Gathered leaders and the Body of Christ
for the Capital Region National Day of Prayer first corporate
1985 - Local and
National leaders established The Capital Region National Day of Prayer (CRNDP)
Coalition Christian Host Committee for the National Day of Prayer. Dr.
Corinthia Ridgley Boone was unanimously electing as the chairperson of
1986 - NDP Sunrise Services held at six
churches in the Greater Washington area.
1987 - A communications network among Christian
leaders locally, nationally and internationally was put into place.
Together in Ministry International (TIM) evolved at the request of pastors and
1988 - Congress set a permanent date for
NDP...First Thursday in every May.
1989 - CRNDP Observance at National
Cathedral. A spirit of cooperation and participation from the diverse Christian
community was released that continues.
1990 - Observance on the West Capitol Steps
began in 1990 and remains the venue of choice along with the Bible Marathon
preceding the NDP Observance. Joint resolution of Congress passed commemorating
1990 as International Year of Bible Reading.
1991 - Prayer Works -
Empowerment to do ministry.
1992 - Let Us
Pray - Empowered in Unity
1993 - United in Prayer- Empowered with
1994 - Heal Our Land - 2 Chronicles 7:14: Empowering our youth to arise and
use their gifts to strengthen America.
1995 - Seek His Face -
Jeremiah 29:11-13: Bringing together the many membered Body
in prayer commitment.1996 - Honor God
- 1 Samuel 2:30-31,35: Model the life of Christ with His
healing power of Love.
1997 - In God We Trust -
Psalm 20:7: To make us one. In spirit - In commitment - In
Vision - In Ministry.
1998 - America. Return to God -
Joel 2: 12-13: Model fostering reconciliation in every
place by every means possible.
1999 - Light the Nation with Prayer -
Matthew 5:14-15: Witnessed the greatest diversity of the
Body of Christ in worship, prayer and fellowship.
2000 - Prayer 2K, Americas Hope for the New
Romans 12:12: Enlarging - lengthening and strengthening our
stakes (Isaiah 54:2).
2001 - One nation under God -
Psalm 33:12: Let us never abandon the vision of
2002 - America United under God-
2003 - Righteousness Exalts a Nation -
2004 - Let Freedom Ring
2005 - God shed His grace on thee!
2006 - America, Honor God! -
1 Samuel 2:30b
2007 - America, Unite in Prayer!
2008 - Prayer, America's Strength & Shield
2009 - Prayer, America's Hope -
2010 - Prayer for Such a Time as This -
2011 - A Mighty Fortress Is Our God -
2012 - One Nation Under God -
2013 - Pray For America -
2014 - One Voice United in Prayer -