K-pop mega band Super Junior pray before each of their live shows...

 

"We do our special group cheer and then we also pray for the show to be successful. That's it."

Physically, he said, the shows do get taxing at times - but it helps that the group regularly work out.

"We like going to the gym, and even when we are overseas, we will play basketball and soccer to ensure that we are in the best condition to put on the best performances."

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People of all faiths take part in National Day of Prayer.

 

What do people do?

Through the efforts of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, more than 35,000 prayer gatherings will be conducted by about 40,000 volunteers across the United States. Several million people are expected to participate in this call to prayer. Some celebrities, such as popular musician and Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs, will join millions of Americans in praying for the nation.

Other events in various communities across the United States may include: choirs and bands performing songs relating to prayer; community prayer breakfasts or luncheons; daytime prayer walks; and evening worship and prayer services or gatherings. National Day of Prayer is a time for people of all faiths to pray together in their own way.

 

Public life

National Day of Prayer is not a public holiday. Schools, post offices, stores and other businesses and organizations are open as usual. Public transport services run to their usual schedules and no extra congestion on highways is to be expected.

 

 

Background

In 1775 the Continental Congress allocated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. Over the years, there have been calls for a day of prayer, including from President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer.

 

The National Prayer Committee was formed in the United States in 1972. It went on to create the National Day of Prayer Task Force, with the intended purpose of coordinating events for the National Day of Prayer.  According to the Legal Information Institute, the President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.

 

National Day of Prayer

 

Are we praying for our leaders at this time of crisis? Or are we sniping at them? 

 

Whether we agree with them or not — whether we like them are not — we are to pray for wisdom and discernment so our leaders can distinguish truth from error, fact from fiction.

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Are You Praying? 

I just can't sleep tonight

Knowing that things ain't rightIt's in the papers, it's on the TV, it's everywhere that I go

Children are crying, soldiers are dying, some people don't have a home

But I know there's sunshine behind that rain

I know there's good times behind that pain

Hey, can you tell me how I can make a change?

I close my eyes and I can see a better day

I close my eyes and prayI close my eyes and I can see a better day

I close my eyes and pray

I lose my appetite knowing kids starve tonight

Am I a sinner, 'cause half my dinner is still lay on my plate?

Ooh I got a vision to make a difference

And it's starting today

'Cause I know there's sunshine behind that rain

I know there's good times behind that pain

Can you tell me how I can make a change?

I close my eyes and I can see a brighter day

I close my eyes and pray

I close my eyes and I can see a better day

I close my eyes and pray for the broken hearted

I pray for the life not started

I pray for all the ones not breathing

 

I pray for all the souls in need I pray,

can you give 'em one today?

I just can't sleep tonight

Can someone tell me how to make a change?

I close my eyes and I can see a brighter day

I close my eyes and pray

I close my eyes and I can see a better day

I close my eyes and I pray, I pray, I pray

I close my eyes and pray, pray, pray, pray

 

 

SONGWRITERS: BIEBER, JUSTIN / ATWEH, NASRI TONY / MESSINGER, ADAM DAVID / MARTINEZ, OMAR

PUBLISHED BY: LYRICS © UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP, SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

Close your Eyes and Pray 

Rraying for Japan 

The "We Pray for Japan" Prayer Bracelet is a rubber bracelet designed by Lady Gaga in due for a relief fund for Japan. The white and red color scheme was inspired by the colors of the Japanese flag. On the 71st issue of V magazine, Gaga wore the bracelets in various photos.

On March 14th, 2011, Gaga sent out another twitter update about the prayer bracelet, reporting that the total profit to date is $250,000.

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What is the International Day of Prayer?

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (c) is a global day of intercession for persecuted Christians worldwide. Its primary focus is the work of intercessory prayer and citizen action on behalf of persecuted communities of the Christian faith. We also encourage prayer for the souls of the oppressors, the nations that promote persecution, and those who ignore it.

This year IDOP is Sunday, November 2, 2014, or whenever you, your church, family, school or small group can honor this important call to prayer.

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The International Day of Prayer 2014

Looking for a safe place to request prayers or express your faith without fear of being disrespected? Want to meet genuine and good people? Download the Instapray app and connect in prayer, love and support with believers around the world! It’s free on iOS and Android! —-> www.instapray.com

Praying before the Show

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