Americans Ready To Answer The President's Call to Prayer
The 65th Annual National Day of Prayer is Thursday May 5.
On Thursday, May 5 millions of believers around the country and even the world will gather in prayer at thousands of locations for the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship will give the keynote address at the National Observance in Washington, D.C., to be held at the Cannon House Office Building. Christian television network God TV will be broadcasting live from the event.
GOD TV released this statement in looking ahead to Thursday, "The event in the US capital will feature leaders from all walks of life including the 2016 Honorary Chairman, Dr Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, who has written a prayer to be read simultaneously throughout the nation."
Other leaders in attendence at the event in Washington D.C. include, Rep. Robert Aderholt, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, Mrs. Shirley Dobson, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Senate Chaplain Barry Black, House Chaplain Patrick Conroy, Dr. James Dobson, Anne Graham Lotz, Veritas, Dr. Dick Eastman, Dr. David Butts, Rev. John Bornschein,
The National Day of Prayer was established in public law by a joint resolution of Congress signed by President Truman in 1952, then amended to designate the day under the 100th Congress and President Reagan in 1988. The resolution states, “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.”
As our nation struggles with foreign and domestic threats, economic insecurity, cultural tensions, and continual challenges to basic constitutional rights, citizens of the United States are heeding the call by our elected leaders to exercise one of their most precious freedoms – the right to gather, turn to God, and pray.
In response, millions will assemble at thousands of events across the nation, where they will take time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation, and their leaders.
Honorary Chairman Dr. Tony Evans wrote this in his prayer to be read aloud on Thursday, "The very ideals upon which this country was founded were based on biblical truths, no matter how some try to rewrite history to deny that very fact today."
he theme for the 2016 National Day of Prayer observation is Wake Up America.
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.