National Day of Prayer
Today we recognize the National Day of Prayer not because any day is less worthy to be considered a day of prayer but because it is a day of prayer that is encouraged throughout our nation
by our government officials. In 1952, President Harry Truman declared that the first Thursday of every May would be declared the National Day of Prayer for the country to turn to prayer, fasting and meditation. Its amazing that our nation’s leaders have had such a rich history of God fearing men with Christian values.
Today, I participated in the National Day of Prayer event at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton. I was honored to be asked by the CityGates Ministry, a city prayer ministry that organizes the Dayton NDP event, to pray for families during the prayer meeting. The event was a great success as various pastors from all over the Dayton-Miami Valley area gathered and prayed as one body. Our time was spent praying for the pillars of society and reading Scriptures that pertained to both.
I encourage everyone to try and take advantage of different prayer events that are still going on today if you haven’t been able to do so far today. Tonight at Dayton SHOP there will be an opportunity to join in a prayer set from 7pm-9pm for those who are interested.