National Day of Prayer
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER HISTORY
In the early 1950s, an evangelical movement called for Congress and the President to proclaim a National Day of Prayer. The movement grew and a young leader, Evangelist Billy Graham, led services for approximately 20,000 on the steps of the Capitol on February 3, 1952. Later that year, Congress proclaimed a joint resolution for a National Day of Prayer. President Harry S. Truman proclaimed a National Day of Prayer to be observed on July 4, 1952. Each year since that date, Americans have observed the day in their own way. The observance moved to the first Thursday in May by President Ronald Reagan and has been proclaimed each year since.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDayOfPrayer
The Caldwell Baptist Association Inc. will be holding a half hour of prayer Thursday, May 6th, 2021 from 12:00pm until 12:30pm. Prayer will be held at the Downtown Lenoir stage, location in the Downtown Square.
The Downtown Lenoir Main Street encourages everyone to follow the 3 Ws. For full information, click here:https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/…/know-your-ws-wear-wait-wash