I hope you will join us in praying for our country tomorrow. Please take 30 seconds or 30 minutes (and more if you have the time) to pray for America. Here are some interesting facts about this very important event:
- 1775 – The first Continental Congress calls for a National Day of Prayer and Fasting.
- 1863 – Abraham Lincoln calls for a National Day of Prayer.
- 1952 – Harry S. Truman declares a National Day of Prayer and signs into law an annual observance there of – United States Congress passed Joint Resolution 382 on April 17, 1952/ President Truman signs Public Law 82-324 (Public Law 82-324; 66 Stat. 64—April 17, 1952).
- 1988 – Ronald Reagan signs into law the designation of the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer – President Reagan signs Public Law 100-307 January 25, 1988, in the Second Session of the One Hundredth Congress (Public Law 100-307—May 5, 1988).
- 1998 – Pub. L. 105-225, August 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1258: The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals. This law was signed by President Clinton.
If you want more information, please check out – http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org – an excellent website. Also, you can listen/learn more about this year’s event on Family Talk (drjamesdobson.org). One last thought – have you seen the Building a Family Legacy DVD series? We bought ours through Family Talk for $50, which includes 8 DVDs. Really good stuff. Ted and I loved it and learned so much!