The National Day of Prayer
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. This year’s theme is 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Join us on Thursday evening, May 6th at 7 pm, as we gather together in our Worship Center to pray for our nation, our government leaders, our schools, our churches and our church family. It will be an evening of much-needed prayer and worship!
We will also host Burch Hall from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm so if you can’t make it in the evening you can join us during the day with whoever comes to pray. Prayer Sheets will be available.
Note: Masks and physical distancing required. Livestream of the evening service will not be offered.
- 1775 – The first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer
- 1863 – Abraham Lincoln called for such a day.
- 1952 – Congress established NDP as an annual event by a joint resolution, signed into law by President Truman (82-324)
- 1988 – The law was amended and signed by President Reagan, designating the NDP as the first Thursday in May (100-307).