PrayerFlight to fly over capitals on National Day of Prayer Thursday
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PrayerFlight is pleased to announce that our goal of “50 Capitals” has been met. On May 1 at 12 noon and in conjunction with our National Day of Prayer, over 50 airplanes will over-fly every state capital city in the United States with folks onboard, praying for our nation. This is an historic effort, begun by a group of pilots and prayer warriors in and around Bluffton, Ohio.

(Locally, pilots and prayer warriors will meet at the Fox Stephens Airport, Gilmer at 10 a.m. for a time of prayer and fellowship and will take off from Gilmer at 11:30 a.m. to over-fly our state capital city, Austin. Interested persons should contact Richard Yazell for more information.)

On October 20, 2007, PrayerFlight board members were invited to speak at the National Day of Prayer Retreat in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Focus on the Family Headquarters where we shared the history of PrayerFlight and announced the vision of “50 Capitals”. This Vision has been embraced by the National Day of Prayer Organization and Several Christian Aviation Organizations around the nation.

According to Jerry Cress, National Coordinator for PrayerFlight, this will be the sixth annual effort to pray over every state capital on the same day and in a prayer of unity and healing for our nation while in flight.

The mission will be carried out by volunteer pilots, in private airplanes carrying prayer warriors who are committed to the mission of PrayerFlight as directed by II Chronicles 7:14; “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. According to Jerry, our mission is to pray for our nation and to trust God to heal our nation.

PrayerFlight board members are quick to point out that that it is not where we are when we pray but rather the sincerity and fervency of our prayers that God hears and answers. Our dedicated men and women believe that it is from our perspective in flight that allows us the opportunity to observe God’s awesome creation and are reminded of our duty to pray for our fellow man, cities and nation. We further believe that this endeavor will be a great reminder and inspiration to millions of Americans of the duty and importance to lift up our neighbors, cities, states and nation through prayer.

Interested persons may find more infomation on this historic “50 Capitals” mission and PrayerFlight at

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