Prayer is a powerful tool. Unfortunately it is also an often underused one. That is why the National Day of Prayer is so important. We need to remember the value and power of our conversations with God. If we want to change the world we need to do so by praying- praying that God will open our hearts and minds, guard our spirits, lead down the paths that He has set for us, and help us to live like Christ in a world that so desperately needs Him.

We are teaming up with the Knox Network of Christian Ministries to invite you to Mount Vernon’s National Day of Prayer celebration tonight on the public square in downtown Mount Vernon. Join us for a time of prayer and praise.

The New Life Church of the Nazarene Praise Band will provide music for the event. Local pastors and ministry leaders will pray for our community, our local, state and national government, and our families. If you can’t join us, listen to the service LIVE on 90.9FM, WNZR. That’s tonight at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.

This year’s theme is “Wake Up America”, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to return to the God of Fathers in reverence for His Holy Name. This year’s theme verse is Isaiah 58:1a: “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”

And if after praying you want to try some of those Cinco de Mayo Recipes that we shared today you can find them and more right here!