Los Alamos Residents Celebrate National Prayer Day

Members of the Los Alamos community bow their heads during National Prayer Day event at noon today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Local clergy and faith based organization representatives take turns leading prayers for federal and state government, local government, military, business, education, family, youth and church during the hour-long event. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Community members gather near the stage at Ashley Pond Park to pray during today’s National Prayer Day event. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

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. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer.

It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.


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