The National Day of Prayer was established in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The first act of the First Congress was to open session in prayer.
Since that day, national leaders have acknowledged that prayer is an integral part of the American way of life. Drawing upon God and His wisdom and strength is a fundamental right as Americans, as is the right to have no faith at all. Our government is responsible to protect that right, which is the true definition of “separation of church and state.”
The National Day of Prayer is observed on the first Thursday of May. A Resolution recognizing the 31st Anniversary of the National Day of Prayer was sponsored by CPC member Rep. Loudermilk in the House, and by Governors in all 50 states.
We encourage you to participate in one of the thousands of prayer events taking place across this nation. Or watch the National Observance LIVE in Washington D.C. on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM ET. Join The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and key national spiritual leaders as they lead in prayer for America from historic Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. Watch the livestream here or on their website.
Please take time, no matter where you are, to #LoveOneAnother and pray for national, state, and local leaders. As long as there is prayer, there is hope for America.