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2 million expected to pray for America

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By The Staff

Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday, May 6 to honor the annual National Day of Prayer.  In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

Spencer County will honor the National Day of Prayer on the courthouse steps in Taylorsville from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6.  Many government leaders will participate in the program as well as several Spencer County pastors.  National Day of Prayer coordinator for Spencer County, Jon Rohr, reminds us that “Prayer is vital to the life and health of our nation, our state and our community.  These difficult times remind us of our need for and dependence on God.”

This year’s theme, “Prayer for Such a Time as This” is based on Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, a refuge in time of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in him...”  The Lord hears and responds to his children’s cry for help.  He is their strength, refuge, and courage in our personal and national times of suffering, despair and loss.

Recognizing that prayer has been and continues to be an integral part of our nation’s history, Congress established the National Day of Prayer in 1952.  This observance is currently held on the first Thursday each May, when all Americans are encouraged to exercise their religious freedom by gathering publicly to worship and pray for our land. Visit nationaldayofprayer.org to learn more.