The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.”
– The National Day of Prayer Task Force Website
To join in prayer with the nation, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church will be hosting a gathering at 7 p.m. Christians across Blacksburg are invited to join.
What: National Day of Prayer in Blacksburg
When: May 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (2101 Shadow Lake Road)