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.
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.
There’s been over 140 national days 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. 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.
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.
National Day of Prayer is not a public holiday . Businesses have normal opening hours. People of all faiths take part in National Day of Prayer .
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, 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.
Prayer Breakfast or Lunch – Since National Day of Prayer always falls on a Thursday, organize an early morning prayer breakfast (it’s the best way to start the day — just look at Jesus in Mark 1:35!) or an hour of prayer during lunchtime.
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 .
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.
According to an article in the August 20, 1944 , St. Joseph News-Press/Gazette, in 1936, J Henry Dusenberry first pursued the idea of a Sons’ and Daughters’ Day. The thought occurred to him after hearing a child ask why there was no such occasion. Through his efforts, the day started in Missouri and spread.