Today is the 70th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer.
According to NDP website, a joint resolution by Congress which was signed by President Harry Truman in 1952 declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed an amended law that set aside the first Thursday of every May. Since then every President has signed a proclamation, encouraging Americans to pray on this day. Following that precedent, President Biden signed a proclamation for today to be declared a National Day of Prayer.
This year’s theme is “Exalt the Lord Who Has Established Us.”