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Area churches host 'National Day of Prayer' in Evansville today

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.

It will be the 30th annual observance since President Ronald Reagan signed the amended law designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer, and the 67th observance since the day was first created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

The National Day of Prayer events are:

  • Prayers for our city, state, and country
  • Beginning at noon, prayer "flash mob" every hour on the hour (noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
  • At 7:00 p.m., those assembled we will join together for a final "flash mob" prayer
  • The National Day of Prayer location is at the Evansville Civic Center Courtyard, behind the building, near 9th and Locust Streets

It is suggested that those participating wear white shirts as a symbol of unity.

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(This story was originally published May 3, 2018)



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