NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
What is the National Day of Prayer?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress.  The President of the United State is required by law (36 U.S.C. § 119) to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952 as part of the public reaction to the threats perceived in the Korean War.  On April 17, 1952, President Harry S. Truman signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer must be declared by each subsequent president at an appropriate date of his choice. In 1988, the law was amended so that the National Day of Prayer would be held on the first Thursday of May. Two stated intentions of the National Day of Prayer were that it would be a day when adherents of all great religions could unite in prayer and that it may one day bring renewed respect for God to all the peoples of the world.  In 1988, the law was amended so that the National Day of Prayer would be held on the first Thursday of May. Two stated intentions of the National Day of Prayer were that it would be a day when adherents of all great religions could unite in prayer and that it may one day bring renewed respect for God to all the peoples of the world.  This will be the 72nd consecutive year our nation has prayed together for our nation.

As an American Christian, we realize the importance of praying for the needs of our nation.  You are encouraged to be a part of the NDP Service at Indian Springs Baptist Church as we jointly pray for our nation.  The service includes congregational singing, a time for personal prayer, corporate prayers, and a sermon by Rev. Doyle Bell.  You are also encouraged to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to attend as well.  I am looking forward to praying with you.

Prayerfully,
Dennis Hall