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National Day Of Prayer

By Staff | May 5, 2009

The National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 7, with the theme “Prayer … America’s Hope.”

For the 58th year, people are gathering together from all over the United States in prayer events. All citizens of the community and surrounding communities are invited to join the group around the flagpole on the Palo Alto county Courthouse Square in Emmetsburg at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, May 7, for 15 minutes of prayer for our nation. The event is sponsored by the Palo Alto County Ministerial Association, who will lead the prayers.

“Our nation is in desperate need of intercession,” said Judy DePue, National Day of Prayer Chair. “Despite our sophisticated technology and military prowess, the crises facing our country have left out leaders and citizens perplexed and uncertain. Human answers fall short; we must look heavenward. Scripture tells us nations rise and fall at God’s command, and the hearts of rulers are in His hand. If healing is to come to our land, the Almighty’s wisdom must be sought in humility, repentance and supplication.?(II?Chronicles 7:14).”

The National Day of Prayer is an annual event each first Thursday in May when millions of Americans unite to pray for this country and its leaders, elected officials (local, state and national), police officers, military and medical personnel, churches and families.