USA National Day of Prayer
Prayer offers a powerful alternative to pessimism. — Barack Obama, U.S. presidentPrayer offers a powerful alternative to pessimism. — Barack Obama, U.S. president #prayer Click To Tweet
2016 marks the 65th observance of the National Day of Prayer, an American prayer initiative created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by president Harry Truman. The National Day of Prayer is celebrated on May 4th.
Americans of all walks of life have long turned to prayer to seek refuge, demonstrate gratitude, and discover peace. Sustaining us through great uncertainty and moments of sorrow, prayer allows us an outlet for introspection, and for expressing our hopes, desires, and fears. …
Every day, women and men use the wisdom gained from humble prayer to spread kindness and to make our world a better place. Faith communities at home and abroad have helped feed the hungry, heal the sick, and protect innocents from violence. Nurturing communities with love and understanding, their prayer inspires their work.
— Barack Obama, U.S. president