Church will mark first National Day of Prayer service
— Haven Community Church of North East will hold a service at 6 p.m. next Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer.
For this nondenominational church, it will be their first ever service marking the day.
Participating in the service at Haven will be speakers from all levels of government and supporting institutions and organizations. They will present brief overviews of the issues, concerns and challenges relating to their particular areas, after which various other attendees will lead the congregation in prayer for the respective areas. All people of faith are encouraged to come.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, during which people of all faiths are encouraged to pray for
This day was first established in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United Sates Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.
In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently designating the first Thursday of every May as the National Day of Prayer. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on that day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.
Haven Community Church is located at 48 Flint Drive in North East (next to Cecil Dancenter) on the northwest corner of Route 40 and Mechanics Valley Road.
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