- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Thursday, May 2, will mark the nation’s 62nd observance of the National Day of Prayer.
The national day of prayer (NSP) dates back to 1775, when the Continental Congress made a proclamation to set aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May. It encourages the people of this nation to unite in prayer one day each year, each in accordance with their own faith.