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 fall observance was established by President Abraham Lincoln as the official Thanksgiving holiday in 1863. The spring observance was established by President Harry S. Truman in 1952 as the National Day of Prayer.
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.
Over the years, there have been calls for a day of prayer , including from President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States.
TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2020, as a National Day of Prayer .
Family Prayer – As a way to reinforce how the church is family, take a day to pray with and for each other’s families. Make it a fun family event with food and games, all while encouraging families to regularly pray together. Genius Tip: Do some icebreaker activities or even have a night of Bible trivia.
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.
National Atheist Day is observed on April 1 of every year. There are so many religious holidays like Eid al-Adha, Diwali and much more are celebrated every year.
It is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization. It is designed to be a forum for the political, social, and business elite to assemble and pray together.
March 23, 1798: Proclamation of Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer .
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Canada , Christians are also rising up and calling the nation to prayer . They’re calling for the Canadian Church to pray together as on this Saturday, March 28.