National Day of Prayer
April 30, 2020
POMEROY–No gathering around the flagpole on the courthouse lawn or at school or churches or meeting to sign up for a slot on the Prayer Clock for the National Day of Prayer scheduled for Thursday, May 7.
Instead, Garfield County residents will be united in prayer with peoples of all faiths across America to lift our nation in prayer. The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Pray God’s Glory across the Earth”.
Originally signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1952, National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders.
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of America when the Continental Congress put aside a day of Prayer for the “baby” nation.