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National Day of Prayer: An American tradition

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The National Day of Prayer is observed on the first Thursday of May yearly.

It’s a day inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation.

The day was "created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman,” according to nationaldayofprayer.org.

The National Day of Prayer has united Americans from all ethnic, political and socio-economic backgrounds in prayer. The day also encourages “personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.”

According to nationaldayofprayer.org, the National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans and is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens to celebrate our most beloved freedom; the freedom to humbly come before God and seek His guidance in prayer.

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