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Pastor's Corner: Reflecting on the National Day of Prayer


In 1952, it became law that the president of the United States would declare a National Day of Prayer. Since the late 1980s, it is customary for this annual observance to take place on the first Thursday in May. The most recent formulation of this law, written in 1998, describes it as a day “on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, yesterday’s Day of Prayer events looked different from past gatherings, but the desire for people of faith to seek unity through prayer...

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