In 1775 the Continental Congress allocated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. Over the years, there have been calls for a day of prayer, including from President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. 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.
According to the Legal Information Institute, the President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals. Thursday, May 2, 2013 has been designated as the National Day of Prayer. This is a time for people of all faiths to join together and pray. Anyone who wants to pray for our country, our government and our leadership should meet at Town Hall at 7:00 am. Following a time of prayer, there will be breakfast, music and a time of fellowship at the First Baptist Church.
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