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National Day of Prayer 2017 Theme events history for May 4 event

May 4, 2017 is the National Day of Prayer, a period assigned for individuals of all beliefs to appeal to God for the U.S.

The yearly recognition is held the principal Thursday of May with the current year's topic being "For your Great Name's Sake! Hear us...Forgive us...Heal us.!" The National Day of Prayer's Washington D.C. recognition will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. ET (6:30-8 p.m. CT) Thursday.

The current year's director is Anne Graham Lotz, little girl of evangelist Billy Graham and originator of AnGel Ministries. Lotz will convey the keynote address at Thursday night's occasion.

The significance of petition in the arrangement of the nation was perceived as right on time as 1775, when the Continental Congress approached homesteaders to appeal to God for knowledge in framing another nation. President Lincoln issued an announcement in 1863 requiring a day of "embarrassment, fasting and supplication."

The National Day of Prayer turned into an authoritatively stamped festivity on 1952 when it was marked into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan marked a bill formally naming the main Thursday in May as a "National Day of Prayer."

On the whole, there have been 67 Presidential Proclamations for a National Day of Prayer (1952 - 2015). Gerald R. Passage (1976), George H. Hedge (1989 - 91) and Barack H. Obama (2012) are the main U.S. Presidents to sign various National Day of Prayer Proclamations around the same time.

A year ago, each of the 50 state governors in addition to the governors of a few U.S. domains marked comparable declarations.

Today, it is evaluated upwards of 2 million individuals go to more than 30,000 National Day of Prayer observances the nation over, with remembrances in schools, organizations, places of worship and homes.

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