Ronnie Floyd Named New President for National Day of Prayer
Dr. Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, will serve as the new president of the National Day of Prayer, announced the organization's board of directors today. Dr. Floyd will also continue to pastor Cross Church.
As president of the National Day of Prayer, Dr. Floyd will oversee the national operation of mobilizing individuals, churches, denominations and organizations to unified public prayer for America throughout the year, which will culminate annually on the first Thursday of May, when the whole country observes the National Day of Prayer.
In 2017, an estimated 2 million Americans participated in over 30,000 events, organized by 40,000 volunteers across all 50 states, to observe the National Day of Prayer. Additionally, the National Day of Prayer was also experienced in some way in over 80 countries of the world. Next year's National Day of Prayer, May 3, 2018, will mark the 30th anniversary of President Reagan signing the law into effect.
"Without a shadow of a doubt, prayer has always been at the heart of our nation's founding and history," said David Butts, chairman of the board of the National Day of Prayer and founder and president of Harvest Prayer Ministries. "The mission of the National Day of Prayer is to mobilize our nation to unified public prayer for America … As we step into a new phase of carrying this mission and legacy, I believe we couldn't have found a man more passionate or dedicated to prayer and spiritual awakening than Ronnie Floyd," Butts said. "Throughout his life, he has demonstrated he is a leader with a unique calling to lead others to unify together to pray for our nation and the need of spiritual awakening. America is blessed to have him as the new president of the National Day of Prayer."