"For the earth will be filled

with the knowledge of the

glory of the Lord as the

waters cover the sea."

Habakkuk 2:14

Thursday, May 7th will be the 69th Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer. The people of Glynn County, like all Americans, are living through difficult times as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the world. Now, more than ever, people need to seek God's mercy and guidance for our nation. Most people would agree that as a nation we have been blessed. Times like these are unknown to us. Yet, as most now must shelter-in-place, it provides time to examine ourselves. Do we really love God and love our neighbors as ourselves? Do we seek God in this time of social distancing or do we busy ourselves with constant entertainment and projects? Are we going to embrace solitude long enough to hear Him speak to us? God allows this pandemic. It is in His control. He allows it for a reason. The question is, are we listening?
Our prayers should ultimately lead us to know God better, to experience the fullness of relationship with Him, to reflect His character to this lost world.

As the Apostle Paul wrote: [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death (Amplifed Bible).(Philippians 3:10)

                                                         Brief History

The National Day of Prayer honors the religious heritage of our nation. In 1774, the first Continental Congress spent many hours in prayer and asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in those tumultuous days when it was yet uncertain what course of action our Founders would take regarding independence.

President John Adams chose April 25th "be observed throughout the United States of America as day of solemn humiliation, fasting, and prayer." President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a day of "humiliation, fasting, and prayer" in 1863 during the Civil War. President Harry Truman signed a joint resolution by Congress in 1952 that recognized an annual National Day of Prayer (Public Law 82-324). In 1988, President Ronald Reagan amended the law and permanently set the first Thursday of May as the National Day of Prayer (Public Law 100-307).
Glynn County National Day of Prayer


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Noon until 1:00 PM

HOW (several ways)
1- Right here
2- Tune in to WAYR Radio (90.7 FM)
     or WAYR 90.7 Facebook LIVE
3 - Join the Livestream at First
     Baptist Brunswick's website at


Prayer of Repentance
Dr. Chris Winford
First Baptist Brunswick

Prayer for Government & Military
Rev. David Yarborough
St. Simons Community Church

Prayer for Church & Media
Dr. Tony Lankford
First Baptist, St. Simons Island

Prayer for Family & Education
Rev. Paul McKenzie
Bethel Evangel Community Church

Prayer for Business
Jimmy Martinez
Iglesia Apostolicia Sobre La Roca

Mayor Cornell Harvey

Worship and Praise Music
Lori Nichols, Centered for Life;
Mike Murry, Christian Renewal
St. Simons; Jermaine Johnson, Bay Harbour Church of God 
Prayer for the Nation
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The National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 7th 2020
LORD, we exist to give You glory. We exist because of Your glory, and in Your glory, as our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. We give You thanks and praise for every breath and moment You have given to us. We repent of our sin; for the shameful things we have done against You and for our silence when we did not speak up to proclaim Your Name, profess Your Word, or protect and practice Your will. We ask Your forgiveness.
We pray that the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will spread across our nation and the entire earth as we seek Your Kingdom and righteousness; as we walk in obedience to You, and in humble unity, loving one another. Jesus, the Bible says that You are "the knowledge of the glory of the Lord." You have taught us to pray, commanded us to love, and commissioned us to share Your gospel of grace. Your glory fills our hearts and families. It overflows into our neighborhoods, workplaces, campuses, churches, in our entertainment, and media.
We give thanks for our military and ask that Your glory would spread to, and through them as they preserve freedom around the world. We pray for our government, that all of our leaders and laws would be filled with Your glory, that they would magnify Your Holy Word and honor Your will and ways. We pray that Your grace and glory would spread to bring hope to the hopeless and love where there is hurt and hate.

GOD, use us, as we pray your promise, that "the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." Amen!

Kathy Branzell, President, National Day of Prayer Task Force
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