Praying Hands

Welcome to the
Santa Maria Valley Community of Prayer
Hosts of the National Day of Prayer in Santa Maria for over 20 years
Join us this year on May 6th, 2021

We are so grateful to Noble Productions for LiveStreaming this year's National Day of Prayer for so many to enjoy.


Some of you watching the event live experienced a drop in coverage.  This was due to a WiFi connection malfunction and not a cause of Noble Productions.  They promptly were able to regain connection for those viewers watching live.  


If you were one of them and did not see the second half of the event, we have provided you both video halves to the right.

For those of you who would like to view the event without interruption please click on the image below.  Because the National Day of Prayer is a reminder for all of us to prayer daily, we encourage you to continue to share the event with your family and friends:  

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Santa Maria National Day of Prayer May 6th, 2021​


Click here: VIDEO #1  First Half (1hr 19m)

We Praise You (Bethel Music): First Christian Church Worship Band

I.   Welcome & Introductions:  Lisa Bodrogi, President, Community of Prayer, Inc.


II.  Opening Ceremony:  Etta Waterfield, Santa Maria City Council

  • Honor Guard: Presentation of Flags:  City of Santa Maria Police Dept.

  • Pledge of Allegiance:  Etta Waterfield, CoP, Inc. Board Member

  • Taps:  Chief Master Sergeant Warren Addison, US Air Force Retired

  • Mayoral Proclamation:  Etta Waterfield, City of Santa Maria Mayor Pro Tem

America the Beautiful:  First Christian Church Worship Band


III.  Accepting Jesus as My Savior:  Lisa Bodrogi, Personal Testimony

Lord, I Need You – Matt Maher:  FCC Worship Band


IV.  Prayer Over Civic Leaders:  Wiggins Lambert, CoP Board Member

  • Armed Services

  • Government

  • Police & Social Services

Battle Belongs – (Phil Wickham):  FCC Worship Band


Click here: VIDEO #2  Second Half (1hr 9m)

V.  The Purpose & Power of Prayer:  Pastor Paul Berry, Santa Maria Calvary Chapel 

Collections: Way Maker (Leeland): FCC Worship Band


VI.  Prayer Over Community Services:  Andy Davis, Oil Worker & Painting Contractor

  • Families

  • Businesses and Industry

  • Non-Profit Organizations

Tremble – (Mosaic): FCC Worship Band


VII.  The Purpose & Power of Prayer:  Father Masseo, El Padrecito Ministries

  • Making Faith Accessible to our Youth


VIII.  Prayer Over Vocations:  Brandon Lambert, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Youth Education

  • Faith Communities

  • Fire & Medical Responders

Do It Again – (Elevation Worship): FCC Worship Band


IX.  Closing Remarks:  Etta Waterfield, Board Member

Build My Life (Passion):  FCC Worship Band

Santa Maria Valley Community of Prayer, Inc.

Our primary purpose is to host an Annual National Day of Prayer Event in the Santa Maria Valley.  The National Day of Prayer is an interdenominational observance of Judeo-Christian beliefs.  


Our Mission:  To unite our community towards the Love of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, and to serve the faith community on the Central Coast of California, the Santa Maria Valley.  Centered on the Lord Jesus Christ, the National Day of Prayer exists to mobilize unified public and personal prayer for our country.  Our mission is to encourage each individual attending the observance to pray daily for our community so as to bring Glory to God and spread unity throughout the Santa Maria Valley.  


Goals and Objectives:

Our goal is to raise public awareness of the strong community of Judeo-Christian faith believers in the Santa Maria Valley.  To inspire a network of intercessors committed to pray for unity in our cities, county, state, and nation.   To be a conduit for prayer that trusts God and believes His will for us has lasting Authority.


The hosting of the National Day of Prayer event gathers people from all walks of life, cultures, and professions to agree in prayer for city, state, nation, families, and vocations.  


  • The Santa Maria National Day of Prayer is run entirely by volunteers and funded exclusively through generous donations. 


  • Police, fire, medical, clergy, merchants, school officials, community and youth organizations are invited to assist in this memorable day.


  • We work closely with our Community Leaders and Pastors to accomplish our goals.


The Community of Prayer, Inc. has been organized under the Nonprofit Religious Corporation Law exclusively for religious purposes and not organized for the private gain of any person.  


The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.  The goal of this observance is to gather people from all walks of life, cultures, and professions to agree in prayer for city, state, nation, families, and vocations.

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