National Day of Prayer Thursday in Frazee, Vergas
In honor of the 62nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer there will be an ninth annual gathering at noon Thursday, May 2 outside at the Frazee City Hall.
A similar event will also be held in Vergas that day at 6:30 p.m. at the Vergas Event Center.
Pastor Joe Clauson of Harvest Fellowship Church, Frazee, will lead the Frazee event. Area pastors and speakers will also be present.
This year’s theme “Pray For America” is based on Matthew 12:21 which reminds people “In His name the nations will put their hope.”
Prayer is an important part of this nation’s history. 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. The colonies prayed for wisdom in forming a nation.
President Abe 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 hope for this nation, wisdom for the leaders of the nation, states and cities, strength and protection for the military and blessings on God’s people. Info: Harvest Fellowship Church, 334-3101.
Day of Prayer in Vergas
Everyone is welcome to the Vergas Event Center Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. for the National Day of Prayer. Area pastors will lead the people in prayer and the group Note-ifieds will sing. Cookies and beverages will be served.