Today is the National Day of Prayer.
In 1775, on the eve of Revolution, the First Continental Congress called for “a day of publick humiliation, fasting, and prayer.” Indeed, our Founders saw a national day of prayer as a fitting observance.
In 1952, Congress established the National Day of Prayer as an annual event by a joint resolution, signed into law by President Harry Truman. The NDP designation (36 U.S.C. § 119) calls for the nation “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Each year since its inception, the president has signed a proclamation encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.
Prayer is Almighty God’s prerequisite for true hope and change, and our nation needs an abundance of both right now. We invite you to join millions of our countrymen, in prayer for our nation today at 12:00 local time.