Dr. Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, AR, is the new president of the National Day of Prayer (NDOP). He also continues to pastor Cross Church, which has a membership of more than 20,000.
As president of the National Day of Prayer, Dr. Floyd oversees the national operation of mobilizing individuals, churches, denominations, and organizations to unified public prayer for America throughout the year. It culminates annually on the first Thursday of May, when the whole country observes the National Day of Prayer.
“Without a shadow of a doubt, prayer has always been at the heart of our nation’s founding and history,” says David Butts, chairman of the NDOP board. “The mission of the National Day of Prayer is to mobilize our nation to unified public prayer for America. Our heart is to see a mighty spiritual awakening in 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 says.
“America’s greatest need today is to experience the next Great Spiritual Awakening, [and] we know that no great movement of God ever occurs that is not preceded by the extraordinary prayer of God’s people,” Floyd wrote in a letter to his congregation. “The National Day of Prayer mobilizes unified public prayer for America.” His life mission is to help usher in America’s next Great Spiritual Awakening, with prayer being the driving catalyst of this spiritual movement.