National Day of Prayer

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The first Thursday in May was designated as the National Day of Prayer by President Harry Truman on April 17, 1952. However, the tradition goes back to President Abraham Lincoln who had established a fall observance along with the official Thanksgiving holiday in 1863.

While some may not think it necessary to have a day designated for prayer, studies have shown that about 55% of Americans say they pray every day and another 21% say they pray weekly. (https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/04/5-facts-about-prayer/)

There are also those who have tried unsuccessfully to say that the Nat...

 

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