DERBY - The city will observe National Day of Prayer at noon May 3 on the Derby Green.
All religions and cultures are welcome.
The National Day of Prayer has been a vital part of our national heritage since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation.
A joint resolution by Congress in 1952, signed by President Truman, declared an annual National Day of Prayer. In 1988, that law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently establishing the National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday of every May.
Each year the president, governors, mayors, and other elected officials sign proclamations encouraging all Americans to pray for their country on the National Day of Prayer.
Organizers are asking people to make time to join this gathering to pray for the nation. The country needs prayer now more than ever. The emphasis will be on the following topics: government, military, first respondents, media, business, education, church, and family.
For a full listing of all National Day of Prayer activities visit the National Day of Prayer Task Force Website, www.nationaldayofprayer.org.
The above was provided by Jerry and Debby Borrelli, National Day of Prayer Coordinators for Derby. For information, contact them at 203-734-1150.
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