Oklahoma Legislature to join National Day of Prayer efforts

May 4, 2021 | Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY – Speaker Pro Tempore Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, on Thursday will present a resolution in the House of Representatives to observe Thursday, May 6, in Oklahoma as the National Day of Prayer. House Concurrent Resolution 1008 also will be considered by the state Senate.

“Each year, many in our nation pause to recognize the value of prayer in our daily lives,” O’Donnell said. “Taking the time to repent of wrongdoing, to thank God for His faithfulness and many blessings and to extend blessings to others enriches us as individuals and acknowledges our need for the protection of Almighty God.”

HCR 1008 recognizes prayer as the act of offering reverent devotion to God and as a cornerstone of our nation. It notes that through prayer individuals are able to directly speak to God, their Creator, and petition for His blessings. It notes that prayer is a source of solace in times of tragedy and a means of giving thanks in times of happiness. It further recognizes the role prayer has played in the history of the United States and the strength it provides.

Members of the public are invited to join in the Oklahoma National Day of Prayer virtually from 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 6, through this event link: http://crossings.church/NODP. (The link will be active during the event.)

Invited Guests include Gov. Kevin Stitt; Carla Hinton, Daily Oklahoman Religious Editor; Mark Galliart, CEO of the McBride Clinic; T. W. Shannon, Chickasaw Bank President; Pastor Lawrence and Tracy Neisent; Lt. Cols. Alan and Fiona Hofer; and Mike Jestes, Oklahoma National Day of Prayer chairman. 

Music will be provided by Crossings Community Church under the direction of Larry Harrison.

The 2021 National Day of Prayer Theme is II Corinthians: 3:20: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.”