On May 7, 2020 the theme will be ” Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth” with the text from Habakkuk 2:14. The co-hosts will be Evangelist Will Graham (grandson of Billy Graham) and Kathy Branzell (president of the National Day of Prayer ).
The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. § 119) to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day .
On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer .
The broadcast will be accessible on the National Day of Prayer website, www.nationaldayofprayer.org, on God TV ( channel 258 on Direct TV , channel 267 on Dish, and www.godtv.com for steaming on line). It also may be broadcasted on Facebook live.
The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May. This day observance, designated by the United States Congress, asks people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Prayer offers a rich connection to our spiritual lives, nurturing our relationships and faith.
National Day of Praise and Worship / Sep 26.
The Women’s World Day of Prayer started in the USA in 1887 when Mary Ellen Fairchild James, wife of Darwin Rush James from Brooklyn, New York, called for a day of prayer for home missions, and Methodist women called for a week of prayer and self-denial for foreign missions.
Since the 1700s to now, America has called for over 140 national days of prayer , humiliation, fasting, and thanksgiving by the President.
March 23, 1798: Proclamation of Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer .
In addition to virtual events being held in communities across the nation, The National Day of Prayer National Observance Broadcast will take place 7-9 p.m. in the central time zone.