100 Days of Prayer for Our Nation
“First, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” – First Timothy 2:1-2 (ESV)
Listen to this spoken introduction by Rev. Carolyn L. Boyd, Chair, Committee on Global Affairs, Church Women United.
by Rev. Carolyn L. Boyd Chair, Committee on Global Affairs, Church Women United.
We pray for the successful deliberations of the new administration in advancing values of inclusion, justice and peace in the governance of the affairs of the nation.
We pray for the healing and reconciliation of our nation to move beyond the divisive, hate-speak and violent forces seeping into the tapestry of our homes, churches and communities.
We pray especially, for the well-being of our children, the elderly, and the least among us, the vulnerable and those living on the margins that they are sustained and protected.
We pray America finds the strength and courage to continue fighting intolerance, inequality and injustice at home and around the world.
More than ever, we pray we find common ground to work together toward just solutions to the many challenges and opportunities the new administration will face.
We pray for civility, mutual respect and our shared humanity.
We pray for a united citizenry.
What Are We Praying For?
We pray for: Unity, Healing, Reconciliation, Tolerance, Equality, Compassion, Perseverance, Justice, Civility, Respect and our Shared Humanity, Fairness, Steadfastness, and Cooperation. You may have other things you would like to include in our sacred call to prayerful action.
What Does Engagement Look Like?
Prayer warriors, peace makers and movement women are invited to pray, fast, meditate and go to their prayer closets, war rooms and meditation spaces on behalf of the new administration, America’s role in the global world, our political leaders and all citizens of the United States of America.
We invite you to consider doing these actions:
On Our Knees Daily Actions:
Include and incorporate campaign prayer statement in your daily devotions. Integrate your prayers into your prayer time with prayer partners and prayer groups. Keep a daily prayer journal for the duration of the campaign to track your prayers, express your concerns and note any moments of inspiration and insights.
We invite you to share and post your prayers on social media. if you don’t have access to social media, we encourage you to write a prayer and send it to the President’s office, or your congressional representative letting them know Church Women United movement women are praying for a united America and that public policies, regulations and opportunities are just and equitable to all citizens.
On Our Knees Weekly Actions:
Join us for our Weekly National Prayer Call, Wednesday’s at 12:00 – 12:30PM EST.
We will host special clergy guests and lay leaders to offer prayer, scripture, short reflection. We will include offerings of prayers by Church Women United movement women. Our National Prayer Calls are hosted by Church Women United Regional Coordinators, Denomination and Young Church Women United Representatives.
On Our Knees -A Sacred Celebration of Prayer Action –We will finish with a celebration!
We will host two events on Sunday, April 30, 2017:
• Our last Weekly Wednesday Conference Call: 12PM-12:30PM
• A powerful, community engaged prayer service in Washington D.C. on Sunday from 3PM-5PM.•
• Everyone is invited to come to Washington DC. Save the Date.
What do we hope this campaign will accomplish?
- Facilitate and hold a public space for healing, reconciliation and unity after a contentious presidential campaign and election season.
- Restore the values of civility, mutual respect and our sense of shared humanity.
- Create spaces for community building and justice organizing guided by the values of civility, mutual respect and sacred compassion.
Resources and Documents
Social Media and Action Alerts Mailing List
We encourage you to follow us on social media and to keep updated as we follow this campaign. Here are the links to our social media and action mailing lists below. They are also on the front page of our website.
Weekly Call Calendar
Here are our call details we will use for every conference call:
We will be using Zoom application to connect to the 100 Days of Prayer for our Nation Weekly Conference Call. Please download Zoom before the scheduled conference call. There are a number of ways to connect for the weekly conference call. They include:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/271473764
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): by dialing:
+14086380968, enter this code- 271473764#
Or, +16465588656, enter this code- 271473764#
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Enter the Personal Meeting Identification (PMI): 271 473 764
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=bxkRtcgpYEnz-gLUEPj8EbNB2ieUiEdp