Marion County will observe the National Day of Prayer with a rally on the courthouse steps at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.
The theme for the 57th National Day of Prayer is “Love One Another” and is using John 13:34, “Love one another, just as I have loved you,” as this year’s Scripture.
The day is set aside as a nondenominational observance for all Christians to pray for government leaders, churches, families and schools. For more information, contact Dal Murray at 441-1803 or Bro. Millard Moak at Calvary Baptist Church at 736-6336 or 303-1400.
Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, national days of prayer have been a part of the American experience. The modern observance was established in 1952 after being unanimously passed by Congress and signed by President Truman. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of May.