Tomorrow, May 5, 2011, is the National Day of Prayer. This year's observance marks the 60th annual national prayer event. As in the past, Christians and adherents of other faiths are invited on this day to voluntarily pray according to the conventions of their own beliefs. The theme for 2011 is Psalm 91:2, "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
Since 1952 when the National Day of Prayer was officially created by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman, every president has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation. This year President Barack Obama recognized the significant role prayer has had in the lives of the American people, saying, "Throughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity. Prayer has played an important role in the American story and in shaping our Nation's leaders."
Unite in Prayer: