NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER HISTORY President Harry S . Truman proclaimed a National Day of Prayer to be observed on July 4, 1952. Each year since that date, Americans have observed the day in their own way. The observance moved to the first Thursday in May by President Ronald Reagan and has been proclaimed each year since.
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 .
Since the 1700s to now, America has called for over 140 national days of prayer , humiliation, fasting, and thanksgiving by the President.
The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May , which is today, May 7 . This day observance, designated by the United States Congress, asks people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” For many, prayer is an integral part of daily life.
The federal government could declare the ‘National Day of Anti-Semitism’ or even declare Christianity the official religion of the United States, but no one would have standing to sue because no one would have to ‘pass by’ those declarations.” On April 15, 2010, Judge Crabb ruled that the statute establishing the
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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.
A national day is a day on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or state. It may be the date of independence , of becoming a republic, or a significant date for a patron saint or a ruler (such as a birthday, accession, or removal).
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.
March 23, 1798: Proclamation of Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer .
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.
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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 Daughters Day falls on September 25. There are many similar holidays that fall around the same time, with World Daughters Day on September 28 and and some other countries choosing to celebrate National Daughters Day on October 1.