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Causes: Christianity, Religion

Mission: To bridge the gap between cultural, ethnic, and denominational barriers, and to unite the Body of Christ through prayer under one roof.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

THIS IS A SCAM!! THERE IS NO PRAYER GARDEN - IT DOESN'T EVEN OWN THE LAND!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The National Prayer Garden (NPG) held another wonderful tribute service on Sunday 9-11-11 at Camelot in Upper Marlboro, MD. The second annual event was a spiritual delight to the hundreds that were in attendance, which included some family members of 9-11 victims and heroes. The video and music tribute honoring those who lost their lives will always be remembered. On a day that Americans cried and prayed for peace and healing the National Prayer Garden offered a perfect opportunity for Christians of all denominations to fellowship, encourage one another, and praise God for how far he has brought us since 9-11.

I thank God for the NPG ministry and feel assurance that one day all religions will indeed be as one. The music, the message, and the fellowship that was offered by the National Prayer Garden at their 9-11 tribute just ministered to our souls. Many people were blessed with gratis tickets through the ministry and they were so grateful .The school children who performed in the ceremonial portions were encouraged to excell even higher in their lives. The senior citizens who received donated tickets to the elegant event were so grateful and truly blessed... saying that they had never attended anything so professionally presented. Clearly, everyone who attended, including me, were impressed and inspired by the quality in which the event was provided for the public. Once again, the National Prayer Garden Ministry reached out and touched many lives and ministry representatives at their second annual event . They clearly demonstrated that they only want the best for God and whenever the Prayer Garden is built we know that this same standard of excellence shall prevail. In the interim, the prayer vigils, visitations to the sick, and special events like the 9-11 Tribute sponsored in and for the community by NPG are truly making a difference in the family of God. May God continue to bless its founders, ministry members and prayer partners.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Visions are for appointed times and I believe with all my heart that God wants the National Prayer Garden to be built at a time when the world is in desperate need of a supernatural healing! We need a place for worship and fellowship that is nondenominational, nongovernmental, and worthy of his honor and glory. The Bible says that there is one faith, one God, and one Baptism....and I am so inspired to know that man is building the National Prayer Garden on solid rock -- not man's way -- but God's way. One brick and one partner at a time. It's roots will be so deep that it will weather any storm --- a refuge for anyone who is in need of prayer --- and an inspiration to those who need to be revived. Throughout my life I have supported many minitries but none have offered an opportunity to make such a profound and everlasting change in the world. The National Prayer Garden's natural beauty will be eternal and its economic value to the Body of Christ will be priceless. What better way for the church to optimize its limited resources than through collaboration? What better way for the Body of Christ to empower communities with jobs? What better way for the church to help endangered families than by unifying their collective efforts? What community wouldn't be honored to have an annointed program rise from its ashes? Its an honor to give to this project, and to be given the opportunity to support this vision. I pray that God calls and causes millions to bring this vision to pass! If you are a soldier in God's Army then this is your Gideon Moment! If your dreams have ever been deferred... then resurrect them in faith like Joseph! When the Giants keep coming, just stand still like David and see the glory of the Lord! The impossible will become possible! Eyes have not seen what the Lord has in store for his people! He blesses millions of Christians everyday...and I believe he will bless the National Prayer Garden with the partnership of Millions of Christians worldwide! God does not allow man to tear down that which he is building up. Any enemies in opposition shall become footstools!

The prayers and activities of this organization have already help me and my family in many ways. I assure you that the spiritual leadership of the National Prayer Garden Project is annointed and you couldn't find a more credible team of professionals overseeing its operations! Anyone who wants to join the effort or obtain information can do so at the community meetings held each third Saturday of the month.

10:00 AM – 12 Noon
Location: Great Lutheran Church
10928 Indian Head Highway
Ft. Washington, MD. 20744

I have become a monthly partner and will keep donating as long as God enabels me. I received an official acknowledgement for tax purposes and will receive a complimentary ticket to the annual 9-11 Tribute Program.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The National Prayer Garden is Going to be beautiful they need and deserve all the all the donation they can this isnt maily about the resort or its not a waste of land because it will be used for God this country was built on that and this is EXACTLY what America and I believe the rest of the world needs!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The National Prayer Garden will benefit all denominations of Christianity. It will keep us united.This is a wonderous plan and is clearly from God to let everyone come from all over to worship him. I believe that God will provide all the support needed for this project. He alone will get the job done.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, the National Prayer Garden has ZERO ASSETS & ZERO REVENUE. This organization has a Post Office Box in Welcome, MD, yet it does not own any property and as a Blog it cannot solicit donations.

According to the Maryland Tax Assessment site, Edak Eyo and Kayode Peter own a $699K home located at Mason Springs Road! Where did they acquire this amount of money? Donations to the Prayer Garden or from "fellow Nigerians"????

From the NPG blog:

“We thank God for the corporate donations that have made this possible. Through faith all things are possible”


Just WHO are those “corporate” donors? Construction Resolutions? The Faux Group? Lawrence Abell and Associates? Steve Scott Law Group? Cleaners of America? Kenneth Copeland Ministries?

Why are "corporate donors" even interested in this event, unless they have future "plans" for the RESORT COMPLEX??

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

YET AGAIN, ANOTHER EXAMPLE of a "Prayer Garden" RESORT supporter who is either UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS OR ADDRESS THE FACTS...

DOES THE "PRAYER GARDEN" ORGANIZATION HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE?

WILL ANYONE FROM THE PRAYER GARDEN ORGANIZATION ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS?

1. WHO IS PROVIDING THE MONEY FOR THE PRAYER GARDEN TO MAKE THE MONTHLY $100,000.00 PAYMENTS FOR THE LAND??

2. Is the Prayer Garden receiving "donations" from a foreign investor or a televangelist?

3. Since the Project Manager for the Prayer Garden is a LOCAL DEVELOPER who "happens" to live in Charles County, I wonder if there's a "financial incentive" for him personally to insure this resort is built?

4. IS KAYODE PETER REALLY A CHRISTIAN -- OR IS HE A MUSLIM?

5. IS THE "PRAYER GARDEN" A MUSLIM ORGANIZATION DISGUISED AS "CHRISTIAN" so as not to raise "suspicions"?

6. IS THERE A NIGERIAN "CONNECTION"?

If the organization is unable or unwilling to provide answers to these questions, why would anyone donate?

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization has no transparency, no clear agenda and no history of serving their fellow man, Christians, Muslims or any other. A grand "vision" without humble beginnings. Pastor Kayode has defaulted on his mortgage 4 years running. If he can't manage his personal finances, how could he manage the finances to support a Natioinal Prayer Garden. Reminds one of the Reverend Shine and DeeDee situation. Is this resort available to all Christians free of charge? Should we all be able to worship in God's garden and rest in His house or do we have to have a membership first?! Did my God ask me to build an opulent temple to Him or is this a tribute to Pastor Kayode and Lola?! No assets, no revenue, no proof of anything. Donate at your own risk.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have read literature on the National Prayer Garden and I’m convinced that this is what the world needs during these pivotal economic times. No longer can we be divided, all denominations need to be united in Christ!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

Im wondering if:
Pastor's Kayode and Ola Peter = Peter Kayode and LOLA Kayode from nigeria.. ?-- There IS NO National Prayer Garden - Its a "vision" from god, but you sure as hell better talk to the folks that live near this site. and those that would be affected by this RESORT on the Nanjemoy Creek.... BEFORE you claim GOD gave it to you.. -- This is serious development in an AC Zone.. that they have ZERO chance of getting, unless of course, it is gods will...

I would not donate a dime.. without permits, or a special exception being approved by the County.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The National Prayer Garden is a vision of the man and woman of God, Pastor's Kayode and Ola Peter. I have heard of their efforts. Many are skeptical and want to tarnish and diminish these efforts. Now weapon that is fashioned or manufactured spiritually, financially or underhandedly shall prosper. This vision was sent by The Heavenly Messager, The Great I AM, Father God Almighty Himself. This will be a place where all may worship, praise and pray in spirit and in truth. Much love to all involved. Awaiting the opening day, yahoo!

Board Member

Rating: 5

The National Prayer Garden will be like a Christian park that we have been waiting for all these years. It will unite the entire body of Christ into an indivisible bond. I can't wait for it to be built.

Donor

Rating: 5

Hi I'm 15 years old and I'm in total support of the national prayer garden. I believe that the national prayer garden will help the youth get closer to christ and keep them off the streets. It will provide many summer jobs for the teens. I'm really excited about the national prayer garden. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i think what their doing is great i love this organization let them be blessed and cherished and fruitful

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The public deserves to learn that this organization does not have good standing in the Maryland corporation database.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

With all of the negativity and divisiveness in the world today, it is refreshing to have something like the National Prayer Garden. This will be a place where Christians of all denominations, can come together and pray and worship God. It was the desire of Jesus himself that “we all may be one……” John 17:21. I believe in my heart that nothing would more pleasing to God than to see the body of Christ united as one and that is the mission and goal of the National Prayer Garden. This is truly something to be celebrated!
As Christians, we should come together in support of this project.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I sincerely believe that God through the Lord Jesus Christ has ordained The National Prayer Garden to bridge the gap between denominations of the Christian faith in accordance with John 17:20-22.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is God's will for the body of Christ to be united. I believe this is the avenue that God is using to get his job done. It is long overdue for the body of Christ to have a place where they can come together as one. I believe The National Prayer Garden is the tool God is using for this to take place.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was invited by my friend to visit his worship service at Abiding Word Family Christian Church; mind you, I'm not heavily vested in any religion. The spirit of the community was immediately visible, and their passion for Christ's message was incredible. At the end of the worship service, they mentioned this project that had been in the works for a few years. The idea wasn't a new one - create a non-denominational organization open to all people and cultures, attempting to unite them under Christianity's message. Except they also plan on creating a spiritual getaway where anyone can take some time off to focus on their spiritual growth.



I spoke with a few leaders after service and in the weeks following I began doing some research which led me to visiting the actual land they are preparing, the concept and constructions plans, and speaking with several members who are partnering with the Prayer Garden's mission to turn it into reality. I found that each individual was intensely focused on love - they are sacrificing much to make their dreams a reality. I was so inspired by the individual members, that I decided supporting this cause would be money well spent.



For all these other reviewers spreading false rumors, do yourself a favor and get meet these people in person. Take some time to ACTUALLY learn about the project instead of bashing it like any anti-Christian would do.

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Leon Mederos 01/27/2011

Roger, All regions throughout the Washington DC area WILL experience water shortages by 2030. It's not a prediction, it's a fact - just crunch the numbers... amount of water, population growth and density, take a little bit for conservation efforts... it's a grim picture right now. Could you please point me to where I can learn about the area having no public water or sewer? And what would you consider the false pretenses under which they are soliciting donations? I'm not trying to defend the organization per say, I just feel that I've done my research and it concludes the contrary to what you'd have me believe. But I definitely value your opinion and would like to look into it... thank you Roger.