The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, Ronald Reagan signs into law the designation of the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer. The objective for the NDP is to invite people of all faiths to pray for the nation. The actual observance goes much further back then 1952. In 1775 the first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer and in 1863, Abraham Lincoln called for such a day. I love that our country is truly based on God and what he desires for our great Nation.
I know we should be praying, especially for our country, more then one time a year, but I think this is a great time to remember what our country was founded on. If you want to know more about this very important 'holiday', I found a great website you can check out here.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”- James 5:16