May 4, 2017
National Day of Prayer and Thank President Trump
Today is the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is taken from Daniel 9:19: “For Your Name’s Sake! Hear Us . . . Forgive Us . . . Heal Us!”
The importance of prayer in the formation of the country was recognized as early as 1775, when the Continental Congress asked colonists to pray for wisdom in forming a new country. President Lincoln issued a proclamation in 1863 calling for a day of “humiliation, fasting and prayer.”
The National Day of Prayer became an officially marked celebration in 1952 when it was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill officially naming the first Thursday in May as a “National Day of Prayer.”
President Trump signed an executive order on religious liberty today. It focused on the Johnson Amendment:
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