National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 6, 2021

A Letter From Pastor Fred Mast

Dear Friends,

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May—this year on May 6, 2021. It was designated by the US Congress as a time in which we turn to God in meditation & prayer. The US President is required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. The National Day of Prayer is celebrated by Americans of many religions.

Some Fun Facts:

  • There have been 147 national calls by presidents to prayer. Many others by state and local governments.
  • Every President Since 1952 has signed the National Day of Prayer Declaration.
  • Most Administrations have held/participated in some sort of recognition ceremony for National Day of Prayer each year.
  • It is estimated that over 2 Million people will attend the more than 30,000 National Day of Prayer events held across the United States this year.

For us as a nation, the National Day of Prayer enables us to share in the heritage our founders showed in seeking out the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions and challenges. The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans—it transcends differences, bringing together people of all backgrounds—bringing unity—for God is our great unifier!!!

This Years Theme for the National Day of Prayer is:

“Lord Pour Out Your Love, Life, and Liberty”

The National Day of Prayer exists to mobilize public prayer across America.

There are SEVEN CENTERS OF INFLUENCE that need our prayers. Included are scriptures for each center that can serve as a foundation for your prayers along with the link for access to these:

  • Joshua 24:15
  • Psalm 127:3-5
  • Ephesians 5:21
  • Mark 3:25
  • Proverbs 22:6
  • 2 Chronicles 32:6-8
  • Psalm 57:1
  • Proverbs 2:8
  • Psalm 5:11
  • 1 Kings 3:28
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-2
  • Exodus 18:21
  • Proverbs 11:3
  • Romans 13:1-2
  • Matthew 16:18-19
  • Ephesians 4:3-6
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:4
  • Acts 16:15


  • Deuteronomy 11:18-19
  • Psalm 34:7
  • Matthew 19:14
  • Psalm 90:16-17
  • Proverbs 12:9-22
  • Ephesians 4:29
  • Philippians 4:8
  • Matthew 12:36-37


  • Galatians 6:9
  • Proverbs 29:2
  • Exodus 31:3-5

Source: https//www.nationaldayofprayer/7×7

I invite you to join with me in praying together, empowering us to be the vessels God uses to bring forth His will for the American people and this world. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon your people Lord, that we may receive your blessings and in all that we do, we honor and glorify Your Holy Name. In the name above all others, the name of Jesus Christ we pray. AMEN.


Rev. Fred Mast

Senior Pastor

Sedona UMC