Presidential Prayer Team

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The Presidential Prayer Team (PPT) describes itself as an "independent, nonprofit organization" with the "singular purpose ... to encourage Americans to pray daily for the President." Membership in the PPT is free - and obligation-free. [1]

In response to the Urban Legend that President George W. Bush was behind the formation of the Presidential Prayer Team [2], responded:

  • "After the events of September 11, 2001 President Bush declared Friday, September 14, a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, and he has been open in asking White House guests to join him in prayer. He has not, however, called for the creation of a 'Presidential Prayer Team', but an organization with that title operates a web site which many of our readers were misled into believing had government endorsement and approval for a variety of reasons: [3]
  • "A title and logo designed to imitate the name and official seal of a government agency.
  • "Messages inviting prospective members to join sent from 'The Office of the Presidential Prayer Team' with a subject line of 'The President of the United States needs you!'
  • "The lack of any information on the site informing visitors that the organization is not sponsored or funded by the President or any agency of the federal government.
  • "The Presidential Prayer Team is not sponsored by the Office of President of the United States or the federal government; it is a private foundation whose promotion is being handled by The Envoy Group, a self-described 'new kind of Christian advertising agency.'" [4]

As of October 14, 2001, "the Presidential Prayer Team placed a disclaimer on its site stating that it 'is an independent, nonprofit, non-partisan effort designed to encourage a national outpouring of daily prayer for the President' and that it 'was not formed by an agency of the government, nor does it receive funding from the government.'" [5]

Currently, all Presidential Prayer Team activities and communications are handled internally by the staff of the Prayer Team and the Board of Directors. No outside group is responsible for these actions or policies. (12/16/2013)

Board of Directors

Honorary Committee

Honorary Co-Chairpersons

Members of the Honorary Committee


P.O. Box 69010
Oro Valley, AZ 85737-0009
(866) 433-7729 / (520) 797-1699

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