National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer (NDP) was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.  On January 25, 1988, Ronald Reagan signed into law the designation of the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.  This year’s theme “Lord pour out your love, life and liberty” is based on 2 Corinthians 3:17(NIV)  “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”  

If you are an early riser and would like to pray for our nation before work or simply as a start to this special day, please join in the New Milford NDP observance on the Green at 6:30 am., along with Mayor Bass. 

The Sherman Church itself will be open from 9 am. until 2 pm. for any individuals that would like to come to the church to pray. If you would like someone to pray with you, please feel free to ask a representative of the church who will be present in the sanctuary.  Prayer guide handouts will also be available.

At 6:30 pm., we will have a time of corporate prayer in our sanctuary which will be live streamed on the church YouTube channel on the following link –
We adhere to social distance seating, masks are required and temperatures are taken before entering the sanctuary.

We will keep our live service brief by sharing prayers on the seven NDP designated centers of influence in our nation; Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family.  This will enable us to return to our homes to join in watching the National Broadcast.  This broadcast will be on Thursday evening May 6th at 8 pm ET. You can link to it from the National Day of Prayer Website,, or watch it on Facebook LIVE, GodTV, Daystar, TLN, or listen on Christian radio networks that are carrying the broadcast.  Check with your local stations for availability and times.

On this, the 70th annual National Day of Prayer, please consider attending any of the aforementioned gatherings. The Sherman Church is supporting these three different local opportunities but you can go to the website to find many other opportunities to participate in NDP within Connecticut and around the country.  Our nation needs your prayers.