Each year, millions of people unite on the National Day of Prayer—at thousands of events around the country—to pray! While prayer is not a seasonal or annual thing, our nation pauses to observe a National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday every May. On this day, Christians have an opportunity to emphasize the importance of prayer as a testimony to who God is, what we believe, and the fact that our Nation was founded upon the truths of God’s Word, and much prayer!
Our network of volunteers, combined with our resources and online tools, will help guide you through the process of engaging your community in prayer! To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please follow the steps below.
Lisa Crump, Vice President of Volunteer Mobilization
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Our volunteer network is made up of extremely dedicated men and women who love Jesus Christ and have a heartfelt belief that prayer is the hope for America. Through their tireless efforts, a covering of intercession blankets our country – a “prayer shield” that is vital at this critical juncture in our nation’s history.
To get started, simply click on the volunteer responsibilities link below to learn more and then fill out the application form. Give us a few days and you’ll be contacted by a local volunteer in your area.
If you have previously filled out this online volunteer application, please do not fill it out again. Just send any updates to your contact information (address, email, or phone numbers) to [email protected]
I look forward to connecting with you!
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A Volunteer for the National Day of Prayer Task Force is expected to maintain a healthy Christian lifestyle, first and foremost. As a volunteer, you will be be an extension of our National Office, therefore being a ministry ambassador every where you go. We will provide resources to help you encourage and develop a growing prayer community in your area, and throughout your state. In addition, you’ll be connected with others in your state to help you in your efforts.
- Be active in your community: A great way to get involved in your community is to develop a relationship with other prayer ministries, churches, pastors’ networks, etc. by attending their meetings and sharing the vision of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Work with these groups to gain support in uniting the community on the National Day of Prayer.
- Host an event: Plan a church, community, or city event and work with local leaders to develop a program, budget, and operational plan to unite the city in prayer on the National Day of Prayer.
- Spread the word: Encourage others in your city, and surrounding cities, to get involved.
- Volunteer Positions: There are 7 Volunteer Positions. To download a description of each position, click here: Responsibilities. Once you complete the Application, you will be contacted to discuss which positions(s) are of interest to you. Click the Volunteer Sign Up below to get started!
Please complete the Volunteer Application by clicking the button below.
Now that you are all signed up, be sure to familiarize yourself with our website. We have a vast supply of easy-to-use resources that will help you as you plan and coordinate your prayer events.
Below are a few quick links to help get you started:
- Event Ideas
- P.R.A.Y. Curriculum
- Promotional Tools
Once you know when and where your event will be taking place, take a few minutes and enter your event information into this website: Post an Event
Our goal is to see communities transformed across America through the power of prayer and that happens one family at a time. Lives are being changed and we pray in expectation believing that God can and will make a difference if we seek Him (II Chronicles 7:14). We also know that organizing prayer is not always easy so we are not expecting you to fill stadiums with people. The Scriptures tell us that where two or more are gathered, there He is in their midst (Matthew 18:20). So, start simple and enjoy the journey. Organizing prayer is exciting and we are delighted you have joined us in this ministry to our nation.
Together we can make a difference!
There are opportunities for church groups or for individuals.
Participate in The Upper Room’s The Living Prayer Center by becoming a Prayer Partner. The prayer center offers a way for small groups, church leaders and individuals to be a part of prayer fellowship beyond their local communities.
Prayer Partners are individuals or small groups of people (Covenant Prayer Groups) who receive the prayer requests from people all over the world and spend time lifting those concerns in prayer. Prayer requests are forwarded from the prayer center once a week for extended prayer.
Our Online Prayer Wall We launched a new feature on our webpage, the Prayer Wall, where people can share their needs, praises, and concerns with others online. You can visit our wall at our Prayer Wall.
The idea behind this project is to create an online prayer community that enables more people to pray for each other. This is simply a new tool to do what The Prayer Center has always done. Join this global community of prayer. Pray for—and respond to—the requests you see. We invite you to request prayer for yourself or a loved one . . . or even someone you do not know.
To become a Prayer Partner, all you need is a vital Christian experience, a willingness to open your heart to those in need, and a desire to grow in your own prayer life.
Submit an application for the role to which you are called. Our prayer center staff will respond to your application and supply you with training for your role.
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. GALATIANS 6:2
Become a prayer partner who receives weekly prayer requests via email from the Upper Room Prayer Center and then prays for the persons in need.
Download Prayer Partners Application PDF
Prayer United depends on a huge volunteer base to sustain both it’s day to day functions and our growth. Everyone from the CEO to our Developers to our Executive Assistants work with us on a voluntary basis. Prayer United is committed to continue seeking for bright and hardworking volunteers in our team and retain them, till we are shown by God that it is his will to have a full time staff in our team. Even then we see that God’s plan for us involves continuing to maintain a steady, growing and encouraged team of volunteers who would be integral part of our efforts.
We seek for Godly, committed and faithful volunteers who wish to use their secular skills and talents to serve the service of our Lord through Prayer United. Prayer United wishes to find in their volunteers a great commitment to Christ’s gospels and its spread across the world. Since that is exactly what we plan to do with our God given resources and opportunities.
If you wish to be a volunteer with Prayer United you should certainly understand what our affirmation of faith is, you may read the same from this link. (Source: Desiring God www.desiringgod.org)
We constantly need more help with our various project. To know if there is a position avaialable currently go here. Or contact us at: [email protected]
Make a Difference on Your Knees
“Our prayers go where we cannot…There are no borders, no prison walls, no doors that are closed when we pray.” – Brother Andrew
Become a Prayer Partner, and you will make a difference for persecuted believers through one of the most powerful forces in the world – prayer.
What a Prayer Partner Does
The number one request from our persecuted family is prayer. As a Prayer Partner, your prayers will unite you with our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world—and be used mightily to encourage, bring hope and spread the gospel in some of the most difficult places on earth. Each week we’ll email you a list of current prayer requests. You get to pray anytime, anywhere and for as long as you feel led.
Requirements and Training
You’ll need an email address to receive prayer requests. Completing the Open Doors Volunteer Orientation is recommended to help you learn more about the work of Open Doors, but it’s not required.
To start receiving the World Watch Prayer Alerts and other prayer requests via email, click the sign-up link below.
To get started making a difference as a Prayer Partner, click the link below to sign up:
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