National Day of Prayer Events in Clark County

National Day of Prayer events in Clark County

Thursday, May 2, 2013

(Always the first Thursday of May)

The National Day of Prayer is unique.

It is a call from our President, Congress, and Senate to those of us who believe in the power of prayer. On April 17, 1952, President Harry S. Truman signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer must be declared by each following president at an appropriate date of his choice.  In 1988, the law was amended so that the National Day of Prayer would be held on the first Thursday of May. Two stated intentions of the National Day of Prayer were that it would be a day when adherents of all great religions could unite in prayer and that it may one day bring renewed respect for God to all the peoples of the world.
We are pleased there will be several prayer events in Clark County this year, all seeking to fulfill these intentions.  We encourage you to get the word out about these events and also join us for as many of them as you can.


8:00am – 9:30am – A Pastors’ Breakfast* at City Harvest Church 8100 NW 9th Ave, Vancouver, WA.  Please RSVP to so we can prepare properly for you.  * All staff pastors are invited to join us.

All are invited to join us and spread the word about the events listed below.


12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Public Service Center Plaza – 13th and Franklin, Vancouver WA.

This prayer time will focus on praying for God’s peace and prosperity for our cities and our county.  Jeremiah 29:7 states, “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”


Immediately following this prayer gathering (c. 1:15) we will begin a two hour Prayer Tour of key sights in Vancouver.  This will include wonderful and motivating stories about specific places in the past that have meaning for our present and future.  Please take the time or make the time to join us for this tour.


Three evening NDOP community gatherings

Battle Ground – Battle Ground Baptist Church – 1110 NW 6th Ave, Battle Ground, WA – 7:00pm.

Vancouver – First Evangelical Church – 4120 NE St Johns Rd, Vancouver, WA – 7:30pm.

Washougal – Bethel Community Church 1438 B St, Washougal, WA – 7:00pm.

Operation Rolling Thunder – Covering Clark County in continuous prayer – NDOP to Pentecost (May 2-19).

This year we are cooperating in a State-wide effort to cover the state with prayer for 18 days leading up to Pentecost Sunday (May 19).
We are looking for at least 18 congregations which will organize 24 hours of prayer in their congregation for their congregation and for Clark County.