The National Day of Prayer (NDOP) Task Force is inviting the community to its annual event to pray together as a community.
On Thursday afternoon at the courthouse gazebo in downtown Washington Court House, residents will have the opportunity to pray together for various entities and people within our world. This event will begin at noon, and in the case of rain the event will be moved to the Grace United Methodist Church sanctuary. At past events residents would pray for everything from the continued good health of the community, to assistance making important decisions and even praying for law enforcement.
The prayer doesn’t end there though, as more events are scheduled throughout the day. The second event will be held at the Jeffersonville Veteran’s Memorial and will be a special NDOP service. The service will begin at 4 p.m.
Finally, an evening service has also been scheduled by the task force. At 7 p.m. the community is invited to the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Washington Court House for an evening service.
According to the website for the NDOP, the National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation. This year the theme for the NDOP is “Love One Another,” and comes from the verse “Love one another. Just as I have loved you,” John 13:34.
For more information about the National Day of Prayer visit nationaldayofprayer.org.
Stay with the Record-Herald for coverage of the National Day of Prayer in the Friday, May 3 edition.
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