GREENVILLE – The 66th annual “National Day of Prayer” will be held on May 4 with a local observance to be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. outside the Greenville City Building, 100 Public Square in Greenville. This event is sponsored by the Greater Greenville Ministerial Association in cooperation with the City of Greenville’s Mayor’s Office. The program will include music by Joseph Helfrich along with a number of local individuals offering prayers during the event.
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. The theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God…”. As the 2017National Day of Prayer approaches, thousands of individuals, churches, and communities will be working to rally millions of Christian’s to once again heed this call!
The National Day of Prayer Task Force states, “Scripture tells us again and again that our fervent prayer is effective. At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray. The Lord has graciously anointed our efforts, empowering them to touch and change many hearts and lives. We look forward to seeing His hand move across our land in exciting ways each May in response to our petitions!”
For more information, Pastor John Monroe may be contacted at (937) 692-5228 or Minister Jim Morehouse may be contacted at (937) 547-1557 or you may go to www.NationalDayofPrayer.org.