Later that year, Congress proclaimed a joint resolution for a National Day of Prayer . 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 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.
Since the 1700s to now, America has called for over 140 national days of prayer , humiliation, fasting, and thanksgiving by the President.
During the 19th century, when various evolutionary theories were in vogue, prayer was viewed as a stage in the development of religion from a magical to a “higher” stage. The origin of prayer is to be found—essentially and existentially—in the recognition and invocation of the creator-god, the god of heaven.
TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2020, as a National Day of Prayer .
National Day of Praise and Worship / Sep 26.
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.
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).
The National Prayer Breakfast , which is held each year in Washington, D.C., attracts political and religious leaders from around the nation and the world, who gather to pray and reflect on faith. Many observers believe the event merely promotes faithfulness, humility, and reflection among national leaders.
The National Prayer Breakfast, held in the Hilton’s International Ballroom, is yearly attended by some 3,500 guests, including international invitees from over 100 countries. It is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization.
March 23, 1798: Proclamation of Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer .
The first notable prayer whose text is recorded in the Torah and Hebrew Bible occurs when Abraham pleads with God not to destroy the people of Sodom, where his nephew Lot resides. He bargains with God not to destroy the city if there are fifty good men within, and eventually lowers to total to ten.
The necessity of prayer for the realization of salvation is brought to light in the acts and teachings of Jesus. Thus, He exhorted His disciples to pray always and not loose heart. If Holy Mass is the highest form of Christian prayer , it must be of absolute necessity for any Christian that worth the name.
Forms of prayer . The tradition of the Catholic Church highlights four basic elements of Christian prayer : (1) Prayer of Adoration/Blessing, (2) Prayer of Contrition/Repentance, (3) Prayer of Thanksgiving/Gratitude, and ( 4 ) Prayer of Supplication/Petition/Intercession.