We desperately need God.

This world, nation, region and city desperately need the people of God to call upon Him in unity. We have always needed God, but we believe that in this season and in this region there is a particular urgency to call the people of God to united prayer. The following gatherings are all opportunities for God’s people to stand together on the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2nd. Please sign up for the prayer newsletter and join us as we pray His will be done and His Kingdom come, here on earth as it is in heaven!


12noon - 1pm

Contact: Joe Koenig

Prayer Service (Courthouse Square)

For years the CityGates pastoral group has been hosting a prayer meeting on the National Day of Prayer from 12noon - 1pm on Courthouse Square to unite churches and leaders together under the name of Jesus. This is a group of leaders and servants of various ages, races and denominations that invite all who call upon the name of the Lord to join for a prayer serve at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton (23 N Main St., Dayton).

Street parking is available for 75 minutes at meters around Courthouse Square and there is also parking available in the Arts Garage (121 W 2nd St., Dayton).


1pm - 12am

Contact: Caleb Ingram

Prayer & Fasting (Key Bank Tower, Floor 23)

As we have been praying and looking toward this National Day of Prayer for 2019, God has been increasing an urgency for an entire day of prayer and fasting. We invite all who are able and desiring to join as we humble ourselves before the Lord together on the 23rd floor of the Key Bank Tower (10 W 2nd St., Dayton). We will begin praying here at 1pm immediately following the prayer service on Courthouse Square and continue in prayer and fasting until 12midnight. We pray first for God to transform our own hearts to be pliable before Him—second for His will and reign over our city and surrounding region.

Street parking is available for 75 minutes around the Key Bank Tower. Street parking is free after 6pm. Extended daytime parking is available at the Arts Garage (121 W 2nd St., Dayton).


7:00 - 8:30am

Contact: Mary Kilsheimer

Vandalia / Butler Township National Day of Prayer Breakfast

This gathering is hosted at First Light Church at The Hangar (across from Butler High School), at 140 Elva Ct. Vandalia, OH 45377. Complimentary breakfast will be served.

RSVP to Christian Life Center at 937-898-8811.


12noon - 1pm

Contact: Rose Bellante

Englewood Government Center

This prayer gathering will take place directly in front of the Englewood Government Center at 333 W. National Rd. in Englewood. In case of inclement weather the prayer meeting will take place indoors.



Xenia Courthouse

Churches and individuals across Greene County are gathering at the Greene County Courthouse (45 N. Detroit St. in Xenia) at 3:30pm. More information about the group that is coordinating this event can be found at www.greenecountyprayercoalition.org.