Days of Prayer have been called for since 1775 when the Continental Congress designated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln called for such a day. The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress an d signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. President Reagan amended the law in 1988 designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer.
Although the efforts of the National Day of Prayer Task Force are executed specifically in accordance with its Judeo-Christian beliefs, people with diverse theological and philosophical views are free to peacefully organize and participate in activities that are consistent with their own beliefs. This diversity is what Congress intended when it designated the Day of Prayer, not that every faith and creed would be homogenized, but that all who sought to pray for this nation wold be encouraged to do so in any way deemed appropriate.
The 59th annual National Day of Prayer theme is “Prayer for such a time as this,” and is based on the verse from Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.”
The sponsors and supporters of the Crowley National Day of Prayer are:
Mayor Greg Jones and the City of Crowley
The National Association of University Women
Crowley Flower Shop
Gator Custom Graphix
KAJN-FM Family Vision Television
Acadia Parish Head Start
Crowley Churches and Pastors
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Carmichael