National Day of Prayer

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Cities all across America will be observing a national day of prayer on Thursday, May 2. This year’s theme is “Love One Another.”

The theme comes from the words of Jesus in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”

According to the Nation Day of Prayer website, the National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

“Our hope is that individuals, churches, and spiritual leaders in America, will humble ourselves and unify in prevailing prayer for the next great move of God in America. We can come together in clear agreement that this is our greatest need. We can become a visible union, standing together in prayer. We can pray more than ever before, and practice extraordinary prayer for the next great move of God in America that will catapult the message of the gospel nationally and internationally.”

Locally, the City of Mansfield will meet at the Gazebo at noon for prayer. In Waldron, everyone is invited to gather around the flag at the Old Scott County Courthouse at noon.


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