“Pray for America” is the theme of the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer, which will be held Thursday May 2. The Scripture verse is from Matthew 12:21 which states, “In His name the nations will put their hope.”
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of America’s heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. The National Day of Prayer is a time for us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for all leaders, and His grace upon us as a nation. For more information about the National Day of Prayer you may log onto their web site at: www.nationaldayofprayer.org. The web site will have the national, state, and local National Day of Prayer observances.
Everyone is welcome to come to the National Day of Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Troy Chamber of Commerce and the Kaiwinas Club. The Prayer Breakfast, May 2, will be held at the St. Stephens United Methodist Church. The breakfast will start at 7:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. If you have any questions, you may call the Troy Chamber of Commerce office at 636-462-8769. Tickets are available at the office.
For those who are unable to come in the morning due to working, please join in the evening National Day of Prayer Observance at 6:30 at the First Assembly of God Church on Lincoln Drive. Participants will be praying for the nation, state, and local officials. If you have any questions or would like to participate in the service, you may contact Carol at 636-295-0228.