For the National Day of Prayer, remember to intercede for all members of society, including the elderly, children and adults with disabilities.
- Let’s make the Gospel accessible to all — pray for churches to not only welcome, but learn to embrace people with disabilities.
- Caregivers need a break — pray for parents and spouses needing respite as they give full-time care to their loved ones with special needs.
- A disability can be lonely — ask God to draw people who feel isolated into an abundant life with Him.
- Siblings have feelings, too! Pray for children who sometimes feel neglected because of the attention demanded by the medical needs of their sibling.
- Marriages with a disability are under stress – pray that marriages will be strengthened, not weakened, by a disability.
- Remember to pray for America’s brave warriors who have returned home from Iraq or Afghanistan bearing wounds of conflict.
- The abortion rate of unborn children with disabilities has escalated in the last 3 years – pray with a pro-life perspective.
- It’s time to make Luke 14 a reality – ask God to empower churches for active, effective outreach to people affected by disability.
National Day of Prayer 2011 – Suggestions from Joni
May 5, 2011 by John Knight