How It Works

We pray that you have been encouraged, as the Home Page article says, to "join the growing corps of 'Minute-men' across our land who, like the Minutemen of the American Revolution, are committed to decisive action: one minute of daily, consistent, concerted prayer to change the course of history in our nation."

Sign the Pledge

Click here to sign the pledge.
(No SPAM! You will receive no communications from the National Minute of Prayer as a result of signing this pledge. It's simply your statement to God and America that you intend to join the 1-minute daily prayer for our nation.)

When to Pray (U.S. Time Zones)

Please set your cell phone or other alarm, to join daily with all believers who are praying for 60 seconds at the following time:

9:00 p.m. Eastern Time
8:00 p.m. Central Time
7:00 p.m. Mountain Time (AZ please adjust for DST)
6:00 p.m. Pacific Time
5:00 p.m. Alaskan Time
4:00 p.m. Hawaiian Time

How to Pray

There is no magic formula for this, or any other, prayer to be effective. Our loving heavenly Father is infinitely more eager for us to approach Him than He is concerned about our prayer being accurately structured or even (gasp!) theologically polished. 

Here are some suggestions:

  • Withdraw, if possible, to a quiet place where you are not likely to be distracted or interrupted.
  • Enter the Throne Room of God; see Him (in your heart's eye) right before you, waiting to hear -- and to answer.
  • Engage in awareness of, and agreement with, the throng of other believers who are praying together with you at this very minute.  (For some, it is helpful to reach out to the left and right, holding imaginary hands, visualizing the vast circle with whom they are joining for these 60 seconds of united prayer.)
  • Pray! Rather than reciting a scripted prayer, consider simply praying whatever words God impresses on your heart.  Three key topics of intercession are:
    • Protection for our people, our leaders, and for all that is good and godly in America
    • Guidance to navigate the pivotal decisions we face as a nation
    • And most importantly, Sovereign Revival -- evidenced by humility, prayer, seeking God, and turning from evil (II Chronicles 7:14) -- without which America will never achieve the glorious purposes God has intended for us.

Too Much to Pray About!

From time to time, we may feel as if we're bailing out the ocean with a thimble.  Not so!  For encouragement and perspective, read the following entry at Brad Fenichel's blog: God's Heart Is Too Big.