National Day of Prayer Task Force

The National Day of Prayer Task Force is an evangelical Christian organization that coordinates National Day of Prayer events that are organized across the country by conservative Christians (source). It has worked to exclude faiths outside of the Christian tradition in the National Day of Prayer and has adopted “the culture war rhetoric of the Christian right” (source) in order to urge participants to oppose the “radical social agenda” of the public school system and organize against the separation of church and state (source). The organization’s website represents itself as the official site for the National Day of Prayer and it has been quite successful in getting its agenda endorsed in state proclamations each year. The organization is headed by Shirley Dobson, wife of James Dobson of Focus on the Family.