Civic prayer and National Days of Prayer have had a long and enduring history in our Constitutional Republic.

In 1955, the 44th consecutive recognition of the National Day of Prayer, and on our nation’s behalf, Americans from all denominations participate in a time of prayer…in concerted intercession, asking for the Lord’s mercy and for His forgiveness.

President Harry Truman signed a joint resolution passed by Congress in 1952, establishing the Annual National Day of Prayer and the first Thursday in May was permanently set by President Ronald Reagan when the law was amended.