Nancy Kay Grace

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National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of America’s heritage.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12.

Since the first call of prayer in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call of prayer has continued throughout our history. In 1952 a joint resolution of Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual National Day of Prayer.

On May 1st, President Obama signed this year’s Presidential Proclamation officially recognizing Thursday, May 3rd, 2012, as the 61st Annual National Day of Prayer.  In his proclamation, he calls upon individuals – “ to pray for guidance, grace, and protection for our great Nation as we address the challenges of our time.”

As we join together and ask with humility, may God Almighty, in His great and abundant mercy, grant this request.

 


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