Independence Day and Pioneer Day are quickly approaching which presents a perfect community outreach opportunity. These ideas take a quick phone call, email or comment or at the most a few hours of time.
1- Make a quick phone call. Ask the Mayor or Organization running your fireworks this year if there will be a prayer or moment of silence for prayer at your firework shows, breakfasts etc. If not, will there at least be a pledge or anthem?
2- Is there a local parade that we can enter with a banner for “Pray for America” or pass out flier along the route inviting people to join us?
3- What about hosting a neighborhood or family Potluck BBQ that we include patriotism, patriotic or uplifting music and join in prayer?
4- What is the American Legion doing for activities that we can join or help with? Did you know that in ID they have a Government Boys State Camp they select a few individuals to sponsor to attend and learn about the constitution and government?
5- What other churches or organizations are hosting events? Contact them and ask them to join others in having their congregations “Pray for America”.
6- What about our ward and Stake Events? Invite your church organizations to take an activity in June or July for Prayers for America theme? Can we have a backdrop to “Pray For America” that people can take pics and post?
7- Remind our congregations to “Pray for America”. Follow the spirit if it asks us bear testimonies of our country, BofM examples of prayer and extend an invitation.
8- Invite a refugee to speak on freedom.
9- Temporarily change your social media profile pic to one of the “Prayers for America” memes.
10- Talented folks can participate in singing prayerful patriotic songs and introduce it and extend invitation as a “Prayer for America”. Just think of God Bless the USA!!!
11- Balloon Releases with Please join us in “Pray for America”?
12- Share your pictures in of your family or these activities on social media. Use #PrayersForAmerica and #GatheringFamilies.