Thank God for this day:The day was first set aside in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and the bill was signed by President Harry Truman.

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated the first Thursday of May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer.

As they do each year, Americans across the country will gather for local events to pray for the nation.

This year’s theme is, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” which is taken from Psalm 91 in the Bible’s Old Testament.

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