One may argue about the value of the National Day of Prayer, but it does offer us the opportunity to point out what Jesus said about prayer:
Mat 6:5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
Mat 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Mat 6:7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Mat 6:8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Mat 6:9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Mat 6:10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Mat 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread,
Mat 6:12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Today, if you do not know our Almighty Lord and Savior, use this opportunity to come before Him in prayer and repent of your sins before Him. If you consider yourself a Christian, reflect on what it is you really have in our Lord, and what you ask for.
Pray always, and pray with the wisdom that can only be gained from being on your knees.