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National Day of Prayer Service This Thursday

Local leaders will conduct the nondenominational event at 9 a.m. in Settlers' Park.

A nondenominational service in recognition of the National Day of Prayer will be held at 9 a.m. May 3 at , immediately adjacent to .

The theme for this 61st year is: “One Nation Under God.”

According to the organization’s Web site: “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”.

Prayers for America and its leadership focus on the seven centers of power: Government, military, media, business, education, church and family. Community leaders, business people, clergy, and elected officials will lead the service.

Tim April 28, 2012 at 03:41 AM
It's the first sentence, of the first amendment of the US Constitution. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in April 2010, ruled the National Day of Prayer as enacted by Congress was unconstitutional: “In this instance, the government has taken sides on a matter that must be left to individual conscience.” Crabb added: "The same law that prohibits the government from declaring a National Day of Prayer also prohibits it from declaring a National Day of Blasphemy." The ruling was overturned, and an appeal is currently working its way through the Seventh District Court. Nobody wants to stop anyone from worshiping as they want, and even organizing this on their own. What needs to stop, is the government putting these concepts into law. Expect this to end at the Supreme Court in the future.
Butch April 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Not at our Whitehouse. The only day of prayer celebrated there is muslim.
Jim W May 03, 2012 at 03:51 AM
First, it is the White House. Secondly, are you completely insane? Do you actually believe what you are saying, or do you just repeat whatever nonsensical, conspiratorial crap you hear on FOX News?


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