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National Day of Prayer Comes to Capitol Hill Next Week

Next Thursday, May 2, Americans around the nation will celebrate the National Day of Prayer. On Capitol Hill, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) will participate in the 2013 National Observance led by this year’s Honorary Chairman, Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship. Also participating will be U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, Vonette Bright, Wintley Phipps, the Annie Moses Band, and other dignitaries.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance of prayer for the nation dating back to a call in a joint resolution of Congress signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1952. The National Day of Prayer Task Force declares, “The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer… signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.”

The Capitol Hill observance may be viewed live on GOD TV, www.harvest.org, as well as www.nationaldayofprayer.org, where one may also find links to other regional observances.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: April 26, 2013

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