Rep. Wesco: National Day of Prayer (5/2/2012)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7:00 pm

Start Date:  5/2/2012  Start Time:  12:00 AM
End Date:  5/2/2012  End Time:  11:59 PM

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
on Thursday, May 3:

7 a.m. Nappanee Community Prayer Breakfast,
Del-Mar Catering Hall: 159 E. Lincoln St., Nappanee, Ind. 46550
(RSVP to 773-2112)

10 a.m. Hubbard Hill Prayer Service
Hubbard Hill Estates: 28070 County Road 24  Elkhart, Ind. 46517

11:30 a.m. National Day of Prayer Service
Community Baptist Church: 5715 Miami Street  South Bend, Ind. 46614
 (I will be speaking at this event)

Noon: National Day of Prayer Service
Battell Center: 904 North Main Street Mishawaka, Ind. 46545

6 p.m. National Day of Prayer Service
Winding Waters Church: 421 County Road 4 W, Elkhart, Ind. 46514