Throughout America’s history, many Presidents have designated certain days to be set aside for the purpose of prayer. Numerous proclamations have been issued over the years, requesting that citizens take time to seek God’s divine intervention in the affairs of our nation.
In 1952, both houses of Congress unanimously passed legislation creating an annual National Day of Prayer, and in 1988, our lawmakers amended that law designating the first Thursday in May as that day of prayer.
Every year since, the President and all 50 governors have signed proclamations designating the first Thursday in May as a day of prayer, requesting that citizens of all faiths pray for our nation.
Year by year, millions of people join together all across America at various public gatherings in city halls, county courthouses, state capitols, libraries, parks, businesses, churches and homes to pray.
For more information about NDP, please visit www.NationalDayOfPrayer.org.