National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 1830 Hours, City Hall Plaza
Mount Vernon will be joining communities throughout the nation participating in the annual day observance as established by the United States Congress and enacted into law in 1952.
All Mount Vernon officials, unions, schools, churches, community residents, businesses and friends are invited to come together in prayer as Mount Vernon seeks strength, wisdom, salvation, guidance and protection for our families, churches, community, city, state and nation. An interdenominational prayer will begin at 6:30 p.m. on City Hall's Plaza at 1 Roosevelt Square. Religious leaders from various churches will be in attendance to deliver prayer. Scripture, readings and music will also be offered.
Bring the family to participate in this community prayer.
President Harry S. Truman signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer in 1952. In 1982 a National Prayer Committee was formed and in 1988 the law was amended so that the National Day of Prayer would be held on the first Thursday of May. Today a National Day of Prayer Task Force exists to coordinate the many events occurring across the country.
Although the National Day of Prayer is not a public holiday, it is recognized as a day of prayer and peace that is becoming more meaningful in light of unsettling events are happening in communities across the world.