Rhode Island Prays is a part of the America Prays network. We are an inter-denominational, multi-ethnic, Jesus-centered prayer movement covering Rhode Island in 24/7 prayer.
America is in desperate need of revival and spiritual awakening. Our only hope is prayer. Unified prayer in the upper room preceded the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 1:14). Will you join us in prayer? Will you stand in the gap for your community?
Our vision is to unite and equip churches in Rhode Island in 24/7 prayer for transformation and spiritual awakening.
Our call is to devote ourselves to prayer for our communities and nation. The Early Church’s devotion to prayer brought them to a place of unity and common purpose. Acts 1:14, “These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer.”
Every church in America regardless of their size, location, annual budget, worship style or theology can adopt a day or half day of prayer every month. A monthly day of prayer is not the end game, but it is a simple on-ramp that helps churches develop a culture of prayer.
Churches commit to adopt a monthly day of prayer or half day of prayer and cover those 12 to 24 hours in prayer. Recruit people to pray in 30-60 minute segments from home, work, school or at church. Churches pray the same day of the month (1st, 8th) or day of the week (3rd Wed).
Dr. David Gadoury is Executive Director of TOGETHER, a partnership of churches in Rhode Island and adjacent Massachusetts towns he helped found in 2010 that aims to advance prayer, church unity, and the proclamation of the gospel. From 1975-2017 Dr. Gadoury was the founding teacher and Lead Pastor of the Cranston Christian Fellowship in Cranston, RI. Under his leadership the church grew to a staff of five serving multiple weekend services, completed numerous building programs, and planted two daughter churches. In 2005 he and others launched the Rhode Island Area Pastors’ Prayer Summit, in which more than 80 area evangelical pastors have spent three days in Spirit-led, worship-fed prayer. Dave surrendered his life to God for Christian ministry at the age of 14 and preached his first sermon in a rescue mission in Providence at the age of 15. That same year he met his wife Margaret (Wallace, 1969) They were married six years later in 1968 and have three children and three grand children. In 1968 he graduated with honors from Cairn University. He did subsequent graduate study at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary, Columbia Biblical Seminary, Temple University, and the University of Rhode Island. In 1989 he received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. On the personal side, Dave is an avid hiker who has summited Mts. Washington (NH) and Katahdin (ME) multiple times, scaled Pikes Peak and Mt. Elbert (CO), and has backpacked a total of more than 200 miles on the Appalachian Trail and 60 miles in the Adirondacks. Meanwhile, since 2000 he has played the String Bass in the Warwick Symphony Orchestra, where he currently also serves as President.