Thursday, May 01, 2014

Today Is National Day of Prayer

Today is National Day of Prayer.  36 USC Sec. 119 provides:
The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.
Presumably this year's Proclamation will be posted on the White House website sometime today. Meanwhile the private National Day of Prayer Task Force has scheduled a national observance at the Cannon House Office Building at 9:00 a.m. this morning.  The Task Force's observances traditionally are Christian in focus-- and that remains the case this  year.  The event will be hosted by Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt.  While two rabbis are listed as participants in the program, they are both from Messianic Jewish organizations.

According to CBN, in preparation for National Day of Prayer, the 25th annual U.S. Capitol Bible reading marathon began Sunday evening. The entire Bible is being read non-stop, and will be completed today.

UPDATE: The Presidential Proclamation -- National Day of Prayer, 2014 is now available on the White House website.