Posted by Jill Lind on Apr 16, 2018
Come join us for this 26th Consecutive Observance of the National Day of Prayer which will be held for the citizens of Roanoke, Trophy Club, and Westlake. There will be inspirational worship music, a moving Presentation of Colors by the Roanoke Fire Department Honor Guard, and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by veterans from the Roanoke Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5074.
In addition, the mayors of Roanoke, Trophy Club, and Westlake will present proclamations declaring “A Day of Prayer” in their respective municipalities to coincide with the National Day of Prayer. Pastors from local churches will then lead prayers on behalf of our nation, its governmental leaders, businesses, schools, churches, and families. Chairs will be available for attendees.
The theme for the 2018 observance is Pray for America – UNITY, based on Ephesians 4:3, which challenges people to mobilize unified public prayer for America, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Thousands of similar prayer events will be happening all across the country in churches, parks and on courthouse steps.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.
Everyone is invited to attend and to set aside this time to gather publicly to worship and pray for the nation.