National Day of Prayer Thursday in Frazee
Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:29
In honor of the 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer there will be an tenth annual gathering today at noon Thursday, May 1 outside at Frazee City Hall. This year’s theme “One Voice, United in Prayer” is based on Romans 15:6 as the Scripture for this year: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Rev. Ray Sherwood, United Methodist, will head the event along with Pastor Bill Aufdenkamp of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pastor Ryan Stockstrom of Harvest Fellowship Church, and other local clergymen. Todd Sisson will lead the group in song.
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America when the Continental Congress issued a proclamation setting aside a day of prayer in 1775 asking the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation. President Lincoln issued a proclamation in 1863 for a day of “humiliation, fasting and prayer.”
In 1952 Congress established an annual day of prayer signed by President Truman and in 1988 that law was amended and signed by President Ronald Reagan, permanently designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday every May. The community is welcome to the ecumenical event to pray together for the Lord’s healing and renewing power for wisdom for the leaders of the nation, states and cities, strength and protection for the military and blessings on God’s people. Info: 334-3101.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:00