Woodbridge residents are invited to answer the call to prayer on Thursday, May 2, in observance of the 68th National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer affords residents the opportunity to join together to pray for our country and its leaders, our town, our service men and women, and our people. It is one of our treasured freedoms to gather and humbly ask for God’s healing and renewal for our Nation.
Historically, this annual observance came about through a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1952, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, then the declaration was amended in 1988 by both Houses of Congress and signed by President Reagan, setting the permanent date for the National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday in May each year. Prayer gatherings will be taking place all day throughout our Nation.
Our local Woodbridge prayer gathering will take place outside at the Veterans’ Memorial in front of the Community Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane, from 12 Noon – 1 P.M. In case of rain, we will meet in Room #13 in the Center.
The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is Love One Another, taken from John 13:34 in which our Lord says “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” We will be praying for our country, including our government, military, media, business, education, church, and family. Each year our prayer gathering has been honored and blessed to have local clergy, town officials, first responders, and veterans participate.
Please join in praying for our great Nation. God’s love NEVER fails. Prayer changes things!!
For further information on the National Day of Prayer and other event locations, please see the official website: http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org.