"Filling the Air with Prayer"
Past News Releases
On May 1, 2008 PrayerFlight successfully overflew every state capital city in the United States with the help of over 70 pilots and many more prayer warriors. From New York to Hawaii, from Wisconsin to Texas, from Alaska to Florida and all states in between, PrayerFlight planes took off from small fields and large airports to pray for our nation. For the first time in history, on one weekend, airplanes gathered above every state capital city with one goal, to lift up our nation in prayer.
In early 2007 the board of PrayerFlight received this vision to fly and pray over all 50 state capitals and what better day than our National Day of Prayer? With the help of many organizations and the National Day of Prayer, PrayerFlight has completed this historic mission with great success.
Pilots and prayer warriors from all across this great state have written to tell their awesome stories of God's presence as they flew over their assigned state capital cities.
As a result of this historic event, many have already committed to next year's "50 Capitals" project while the board of PrayerFlight plan on making this an annual event.
Along with the great success of this particular flight, interest in growing around the nation for an expansion of the PrayerFlight vision with the formation of PrayerFlight Chapters. If you would be interested in learning more about a PrayerFlight Chapter, please visit our page on chapters and fill out a chapter form and one of our board members will get with you shortly.
PrayerFlight is pleased to announce that our goal of "50 Capitals" has been met. On May 1, 2008 at 12:00 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.
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 Michael Harnishfeger, Vice President of the non-profit PrayerFlight, this will be the first time in the history of the National Day of Prayer that a concerted effort will be made 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 Dave McGregor, President of PrayerFlight, this is our mission - 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.
As we have been reaching out across our nation, speaking with pilots one on one, we have spoken with dedicated, excited, curious and friendly men and women who are ready to fly in one accord - to pray for our nation. On May 1st we will have men and women flying all types of aircraft from old military war birds to single person sky writing planes to ultra light machines, over-flying every state capital from Maine to California, from Alaska to Florida, from Wisconsin to Hawaii, lifting up the greatest nation on earth to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
If there remain folks interested in joining PrayerFlight on May 1st, please do not hesitate to contact us
by registering online.
PrayerFlight Declares "50 Capitals" Project 100% Covered (April 19, 2008)
May 1st, 2008 Proves to be Historic National Day of Prayer (May 2, 2008)