Day of Prayer observance at GHS
Like F2F, the start
to a tremendous revival
By Kalista King
As many of you know, Thursday, May 5th was The National Day of Prayer.
As it is written on nationaldayofprayer.org, “The National Day of
Prayer has great significance for us as a nation. It enables us to
recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the
wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call
to us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders
and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill
establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies
that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the
“Like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this day has become a national
observance placed on all Hallmark calendars and observed annually
across the nation and in Washington, D.C. Last year, local, state and
federal observances were held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in
Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic
backgrounds in prayer for our nation. It is estimated that over two
million people attended more than 30,000 observances organized by
approximately 40,000 volunteers.
“At state capitols, county court houses, on the steps of city halls,
and in schools, businesses, churches and homes, people stopped their
activities and gathered for prayer.”
On this very special day, one of our senior girls in the Friend2Friend
program decided to step up and organize an event before school to honor
this National Day of Prayer. We met from 6:30-7:45 AM in the front
courtyard of Greenville High School to pray for our school, county, and
I must say that it was a remarkable sight to see students come during
this time and pray for revival in our school and the rest of Darke
County. As we prayed, it was easy to feel the eyes of kids staring at
us as they piled off the buses, but I don’t think anyone there even
cared about the countless number of people staring and whispering as
they walked and drove by. We were on a mission to pray for our school,
and nothing was going to stop us.
As time grew closer to 7:45, we all circled around the flag pole, held
hands, and prayed for our school together. The feeling of being
together with about 10 other students, all willing to step up and make
a difference in our school, was a feeling you just can’t get anywhere
else. The love, and happiness, and freedom of it all was just breath
It’s also been very encouraging to see teens step up in F2F and take on
leadership like this young lady did. We have a great amount of
leaders in our F2F family, and they are constantly being encouraged to
step up and be the change that they want to see.
For example, a young man from Arcanum who comes to Saturday Night
Prayer decided to begin texting verses along with uplifting messages on
Mondays and Fridays to those who said they’d enjoy the encouragement.
More and more people are beginning to request his texts because they
are so uplifting.
When he became familiar with our F2F program, he said that he would
like to get it, or something like it, started at his school, CTC. He
just recently confirmed to me that they are going to start a prayer
group/bible study before school and see where things go from there.
Considering this is exactly how F2F came about, I think that his
leadership with amount to much more than he even realizes. This path
that teens are beginning to discover is far more rewarding than
anything we ever expected, and as I have said before, I have a feeling
that this is just the start to a tremendous revival.