Thursday, May 01, 2014

National Day of Prayer, In the News, and Enjoy

National Day of Prayer - Today is the National Day of Prayer!

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "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.

The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952; however, days of prayer have been called for since 1775, when the Continental Congress designated a time for prayer in forming a new nation.

The constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer was unsuccessfully challenged in court by the Freedom From Religion Foundation after their first attempt was unanimously dismissed by a federal appellate court in April 2011.

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