A program will be held Thursday, May 1 at noon to observe the National Day of Prayer, an annual event held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
Local businesswoman Jamie Anderson, who is helping organize the event, said the program will be held at the DeKalb County Complex Auditorium and will last for about an hour. It will feature prayers and remarks from local community leaders, ministers, and state lawmakers, music by Country Star John Anderson, who is Jamie's husband, and more.
Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is free!
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. According to the NDOP website, "Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible."