Tomorrow, May 3, is National Day of Prayer, and I encourage everyone to remember our nation's leaders in your prayers.
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting and prayer” in 1863.
In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.
Local National Day of Prayer events you can attend
7 a.m. Nappanee Community Prayer Breakfast,
10 a.m. Hubbard Hill Prayer Service
11:30 a.m. National Day of Prayer Service
Noon: National Day of Prayer Service
6 p.m. National Day of Prayer Service