National Day of Prayer 03/05/2012
Dating back to our countries first President, George Washington, the National Day of Prayer has served as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer. President Truman signed a bill in 1952 proclaiming that each President must designate a National Day of Prayer, now held on the first Thursday in May. As president Ronald Reagan said:
"This Nation has fervently sought and received divine guidance as it pursued the course of history. This occasion provides our Nation with an opportunity to further recognize the source of our blessings, and to seek His help for the challenges we face today and in the future."
Today, May 3rd, marks the 61st annual observance of the day on which all people are invited to pray. The 2012 theme is “One Nation Under God” based on Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord.”
The National Day of Prayer serves as a reminder for Americans to recall God’s wisdom and to seek His guidance during troubled times. Approximately two million Americans will take part in this observance on Thursday. Join us in this opportunity to cast our cares on the Lord!
Our founder, William Booth, once said: “You must pray with all your might. That does not mean saying your prayers, or sitting gazing about in church of chapel with eyes wide open while someone else says them for you. It means fervent, untiring wrestling with God.”