This year the National Day of Prayer, May 7, will be observed on the grounds of the Clinton County Courthouse at 12:20 p.m. by a group of Christians representing several local church denominations. All are welcome.

Praying for our nation is historical. In 1775, the Continental Congress called for a day of prayer as it began the process of forming a new nation. Abraham Lincoln called for a national day of prayer and fasting at critical junctures in the midst of the Civil War.

In 1952, President Truman signed a bill establishing a National Day of Prayer to be called annually by the sitting president. In 1988, Congress declared the first Thursday of May to be set aside as the annual National Day of Prayer. Since then, many Christians in communities across our nation have gathered at courthouses, churches and other public places to pray for the United States, government leaders, military, families, schools etc.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,” Psalm 33:12 and I Timothy 2:1 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.”

Please, come, stand with us to pray for our nation on May 7.

Nancy Lindle,

Camanche

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