In 1952 the United States Congress designated the first Thursday of May as a “National Day of Prayer.” On that day, people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Furthermore, the president of the Unites States is required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. (Click here for details)
This morning (May 2, 2019), I attended a prayer meeting at the local YMCA to do just what the Congress and President encouraged. I spent an hour praying with some dear folks, who have a great heart for the well being of our city.
The man who ran the event began by remarking how today has been designated “A National Day of Prayer.” “But really,” he said, “It is Another Day of Prayer.” He quoted from 1 Thessalonians 5:17, where Paul commanded, “Pray without ceasing.” This means that every day is a day of prayer, where we express our dependence upon the Lord for life and breath and all things (Acts 17:25). So, whatever day you may read this, consider it to be “Another Day of Prayer.”