• National Day Of Prayer Event Planned For May 1

    Thursday, May 1, will mark the nation’s 63rd observance of the National Day of Prayer.

    The national day of prayer (NDP) dates back to 1775, when the Continental Congress made a proclamation to set aside a day for prayer on behalf of the nation. 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.