Our Goal / Our Vision
In January 2003 as we sought the Lord for specific direction for
National Day of Prayer in Montana, the goal He gave us was:
- to build a prayer shield around the Leaders in Montana: government, civic, ministry, and church.
- to build a prayer wall along the northern border of MT that He will place watchmen on the wall.
- to prevent the enemy, spiritual and natural from entering into the U.S. along that border.
We are looking for those who live along the northern border and feel God is calling them to pray
for the safety of the State and United States, by being a part of the prayer wall.
If you feel God calling you to be a part of this prayer wall,
please contact the Montana State Coordinator.
As we seek to find intercessors in each of the major cities, and each of the counties,
it is our heart to unite them together in prayer–building a prayer net over Montana.
It is my prayer that National Day of Prayer would be a catalyst to bring people together,
and that they will become a united force of/for God.
How can you help?
How would you like to be involved?
1. Please help us to know where there are prayer groups already coming together in prayer.
2. Consider starting a prayer group
3. Consider hosting or becoming part of a task group in your church, city or county to plan a
National Day of Prayer Event
4. Consider adopting a Leader to pray for, for a 12-month period of time.
5. Share the vision the Lord has given us for Montana’s National Day of Prayer
May God lead and guide and direct your paths, as you open the heavens for the King of Glory to come!
DIGITAL EQUIPPING releases today on the nationaldayofprayer.org website. NDP EQUIPPING releases a total of twenty-nine videos that will inform you, instruct you, and inspire you.
With thousands of volunteers located across the country, this NDP EQUIPPING is long overdue. The all-stars in this ministry are the thousands of volunteers who network with us to mobilize unified public prayer for America on the National Day of Prayer. Now we can better prepare our volunteers who give their time and passion to this great cause for America and the Lord.
It is perfect timing for this ministry offering, as we are within four months of our 2018 National Day of Prayer on May 3. At whatever level you serve with us, this will help you. If you want to create a prayer observance in your town or city, this training will tell you how.
NDP Equipping Will Inform, Instruct, and Inspire
Let me explain how these videos will work.
- INFORM: Some videos will simply share matters of information you need to know in your role as a volunteer for the National Day of Prayer.
- INSTRUCT: Our digital equipping has this overall purpose in mind. We want you to know how to do what we are asking of you as a volunteer for the National Day of Prayer.
- INSPIRE: While we believe each of these will have moments of inspiration, some sessions are just intended to encourage you in your prayer life or inspire you by hearing the way others have been blessed by serving as a volunteer for the National Day of Prayer.
The majority of these equipping sessions are timeless. They will always have relevance to the ministry of prayer, equipping you to lead or assist leading a national observance.
Additional videos will be released to add to our equipping catalog.
If people are not inspired to pray, they will not pray. If they are not equipped to pray and to lead others to pray, they will not pray or lead others to pray.
The videos releasing today are 5-15 minutes in length. In the future, others may be longer.
Title List of our Initial NDP Equipping Videos
Below is a list of and link to each of the videos releasing today. The titles will give you a great idea of what we will be offering through NDP EQUIPPING.
Inform & Instruct
Who We Are - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
What is Prayer? - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Our Theme: Unity - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Join With Us - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Our Missional Vision - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Our Multi-Vision - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Call to Churches - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Pray for Spiritual Awakening - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Get Involved - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Planning Your National Day of Prayer Event - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Involving State/Local Leaders - Gina Gibson, Mountain States National Area Leader
Maximizing State Involvement - Sue Stoltz, Midwest States National Area Leader
How to Promote My Event - Dion Elmore, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, National Day of Prayer
Marketing/Public Relations - Dion Elmore, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, National Day of Prayer
My Calling - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
A Conversation with Lisa Crump - Lisa Crump, Vice President of Volunteer Mobilization & Liaison Prayer Ministries, National Day of Prayer
How You Can Support - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
How God Has Used Prayer in My Life – Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Vision for Unity – Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, National Day of Prayer
Dave Butts - Chairman of the Board, National Day of Prayer
Dave Butts - Chairman of the Board, National Day of Prayer
Barbara Ingmire - West States National Area Leader
Stan & Gina Gibson - Mountain States National Area Leaders
Gary & Barb Hibma - North Central States National Area Leaders
Sue Stoltz -Midwest States National Area Leader
Rick & Sarah Lowe - South Central States National Area Leaders
Mary Bruce - Northeast States National Area Leader
Nancy Sharman - East States National Area Leader
Willie & Gwen Bradley - Southeast States National Area Leaders
State, County, City, and National Leaders, You Have Assistance Like Never Before
If you are a state, county, city, or national leader for the National Day of Prayer, you now have assistance to enlist and equip new volunteers like never before. People will not engage if they are not informed and equipped.
We must enlist, equip, and empower more people to assist and lead prayer observances on the National Day of Prayer. I promise you, NDP EQUIPPING will help you to do a better job in your role. You will have links to send to volunteers and a place on our website where they can learn. Your ability to begin new observances and support present observances has just multiplied!
Please spend time with these videos yourself, and send them to all of your volunteers in your state, county, city, and region.
1,000 Thank Yous
1,000 thank yous to our Cross Church Media Team, who produced and released our NDP EQUIPPING sessions today. Our appreciation at the National Day of Prayer Task Force is great. Thank you for your investment in this national ministry!
Now is the Time to Lead and to Pray,
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the Senior Pastor of Cross Church, President of the National Day of Prayer, founder of the Cross Church School of Ministry, and host of the Ronnie Floyd on Life and Leadership Today podcast.
To request an interview with Dr. Ronnie Floyd
contact Gayla Oldham at (479) 751-4523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Day of Prayer Announces Dr. Ronnie Floyd as New President
We want to share with you some very exciting news being announced today across the nation. As you know, National Day of Prayer has been in a period of transition. After seeking the Lord’s leading, and with much godly counsel, our National Day of Prayer Board of Directors is pleased to announce that, effective today, Dr. Ronnie Floyd will assume the role of President of the National Day of Prayer.
As we step into this new phase of carrying on this mission and legacy, we believe that we couldn’t have found a man more passionate or dedicated to prayer and spiritual awakening than Ronnie Floyd. Throughout his life he has demonstrated that he is a leader with a unique calling to unify others to pray for our nation and its spiritual awakening.
We will never know on this side of heaven how many lives have been impacted by this powerful movement of prayer. We are grateful for leaders like Vonette Bright and Shirley Dobson, who provided leadership for decades, and Anne Graham Lotz, who provided leadership in a major time of transition in our ministry. We are confident that Dr. Floyd will build on their legacy, and lead us forward in these turbulent times to become a movement of prayer that goes far beyond a day in May. Never before has our nation needed prayer like we do today, and the need for National Day of Prayer in our nation has never been greater.
Please keep Dr. Floyd in your prayers as he assumes this important leadership role and continues his vital ministry as Senior Pastor at Cross Church in northwest Arkansas. Also, pray for our NDP staff and Board as we move together under Dr. Floyd’s leadership into a new day for prayer in our nation.
Take a moment to read and share the following press release. You can also click on this link to read Dr. Floyd’s article, While Staying at Cross Church as Senior Pastor I am Becoming the President of the National Day of Prayer. Also follow Dr. Floyd at www.ronniefloyd.com.
National Day of Prayer Announces
Dr. Ronnie Floyd as New President
Dr. Floyd to bring decades of experience and passion for prayer, spiritual awakening, and reaching the world for Christ to the National Day of Prayer. He will remain senior pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Aug. 22 — Dr. Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, will serve as the new president of the National Day of Prayer, announced the organization's board of directors today. Dr. Floyd will also continue to pastor Cross Church.
As president of the National Day of Prayer, Dr. Floyd will oversee the national operation of mobilizing individuals, churches, denominations, and organizations to unified public prayer for America throughout the year, which will culminate annually on the first Thursday of May, when the whole country observes the National Day of Prayer.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.
In 2017, an estimated 2 million Americans participated in over 30,000 events, organized by 40,000 volunteers across all 50 states, to observe the National Day of Prayer. Additionally, the National Day of Prayer was also experienced in some way in over 80 countries of the world. Next year's National Day of Prayer, May 3, 2018, will mark the 30th anniversary of President Reagan signing the the law into effect.
“Without a shadow of a doubt, prayer has always been at the heart of our nation’s founding and history,” said David Butts, chairman of the board of the National Day of Prayer and founder and president of Harvest Prayer Ministries. “The mission of the National Day of Prayer is to mobilize our nation to unified public prayer for America. Our heart is to see a mighty spiritual awakening in America.”
"As we step into a new phase of carrying this mission and legacy, I believe we couldn’t have found a man more passionate or dedicated to prayer and spiritual awakening than Ronnie Floyd," Butts said. "Throughout his life, he has demonstrated he is a leader with a unique calling to lead others to unify together to pray for our nation and the need of spiritual awakening. America is blessed to have him as the new president of the National Day of Prayer.”
Other members of the National Day of Prayer’s board of directors also expressed their support for Dr. Floyd.
“Ronnie Floyd is one of the great Christian leaders in America. I believe he has been uniquely prepared and called by God to give leadership to the National Day of Prayer at this important time,” said Paul Cedar, chairman and CEO of Mission America Coalition
“Dr. Ronnie Floyd has a heart that beats for the very things that mirror the heartbeat of God,” said Dick Eastman, international president of Every Home For Christ. “He radiates a passion for a great Christ Awakening in our nation born out of a sweeping revival of the Church in America unlike ever before.”
Pat Chen, founder and president of First Love Ministries International, Inc., said, “Dr. Ronnie Floyd is a voice to our Nation for healing, unity and spiritual awakening.”
Dr. Floyd, in a letter to his congregation announcing his new role as president of the National Day of Prayer, said, “In this desperate and urgent hour when turmoil and division is evident in America and security threats are being made against America, it is imperative that we do all we can right now to mobilize unified public prayer for America.”
"America’s greatest need today is to experience the next Great Spiritual Awakening, [and] we know that no great movement of God ever occurs that is not preceded by the extraordinary prayer of God’s people," wrote Dr. Floyd. "The National Day of Prayer mobilizes unified public prayer for America."
Dr. Floyd requested his congregation to pray for him daily as he leads the National Day of Prayer and expressed hope in the future of the movement. "God can do more in a moment than we can do in a lifetime," he wrote.
As part of his vision as new president, Dr. Floyd sees the National Day of Prayer becoming a larger multi-denominational, -ethnic, -lingual and -generational movement. He also believes the National Day of Prayer can become America's leading provider of prayer resources and strategies, engaging Americans daily via the digital world. Dr. Floyd's life mission is to help usher America's next Great Spiritual Awakening, with prayer being the driving catalyst of this spiritual movement.
Dr. Floyd, who brings decades of expertise and passion for revival and awakening to the National Day of Prayer, has a long history of leading prayer movements in America.
He was a prominent figure in the Promise Keepers movement of the 1990s and spoke at the organization’s 1997 event “Stand in the Gap,” where an estimated 1.4 million people filled Washington, D.C.’s National Mall. The event is still considered one of the largest religious gatherings in American history.
In June 2014, Dr. Floyd also carried his passion for prayer, revival, and spiritual awakening when he was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), America’s largest Protestant denomination. In his two-term tenure as president of the convention, Dr. Floyd led Southern Baptists to focus on prayer, evangelism, racial unity, repentance, and calling out to God for the next Great Spiritual Awakening. In one of the most striking moments of the 2016 SBC Convention, Dr. Floyd and Dr. Jerry Young, president of the National Baptist Convention, led a panel titled “A National Conversation on Racial Unity in America.” This historic event in Southern Baptist history was recognized by national media and sparked conversations of healing and unity within the movement.
Dr. Floyd has pastored the Cross Church congregation since 1986. Today, Cross Church has a membership of over 20,000, making it the largest church in the state of Arkansas and one of the largest in America.
A photograph of Dr. Floyd is available for download here.
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the senior pastor of Cross Church and president of the National Day of Prayer, which each year mobilizes millions of Americans to unified public prayer for the United States of America. He’s the immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Follow him on Twitter @ronniefloyd.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate. President Ronald Reagan signed the amended law into effect on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every year, millions of Americans, in tens of thousands of meetings across all 50 states, come together for unified public prayer for America. Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the president of the National Day of Prayer.
ant to tune in with us on Thursday night is to watch as we reveal our theme for the 2018 National Day of Prayer. We are convinced this is where God wants us to go and it will be so appropriate for this time in America. Please tell your friends, and I hope many of you will join us.
Eight National Leaders and Fifty State Leaders Mobilize Prayer for America
The graphic at the top of this article illustrates our eight national areas and the leaders over these areas. Pray for them. The leaders for each state are listed as well. These people mobilize thousands of people in all kinds of situations to host thousands of observances on the National Day of Prayer. Pray for these state leaders.
We are now in search of leaders for the states of California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Missouri. These states need gifted leaders who love America and want to help us mobilize people to pray throughout their state on November 3, 2018. Please pray for this need as our staff searches to fill these needs.
Interested in Volunteering?
If you are interested in volunteering for an observance in your town or city, please contact Lisa Crump at lisa.crump@nationaldayofprayer .org or Mick Crump at mick.crump@nationaldayofprayer .org. Lisa and Mick are the key staff leaders who lead and work with our volunteers across America. Pray for Lisa and Mick.
Thank God for Our Volunteers!
If you have ever helped with an observance in your community for the National Day of Prayer, thank you. We need your help again. Gather some friends and together, please help us mobilize unified public prayer for America, not just on May 3, 2018, but every day until then.
Now is the Time to Lead and to Pray,
Ronnie W. FloydSenior Pastor, Cross Church
President, National Day of Prayer