HISTORY OF NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
The National Day of Prayer first commenced in 1775 when our forefathers called the then unborn nation to pray for its formation. In 1952 NDOP was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. NDOPputs an emphasis on repentance and prayer on a personal level, while, at the same time, placing national focus on those in governmental power. These areas are called the seven centers of power. They are leaders in: government, military, media, business, education, church, andfamily.
NDOP may sound political, but the NDOP Task Force is designed to mobilize all people to prayer regardless of political party or stance.
This year, 2018, our theme is UNITY. In my humble opinion certainly fitting for a nation divided on so many fronts: economic, religious, political, moral and racial just to name a few.
Thank you for joining us on this momentous occasion when thousands of churches and organizations, concerned about America’s future, have gathered today/tonight to pray for our healing.
Please remain standing, as the Mayor of Washington Township, Joann Gattinelli, will lead us in the flag salute.