COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 27, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ — The will of the American people has prevailed to preserve our freedom to gather and pray on Thursday, May 3rd, in observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer. Over the past few years, the deliberate and relentless attacks by several atheist organizations on our religious freedoms have only increased the determination of those across this great nation. These assaults on our liberty have provoked the masses and awakened a sleeping giant, proven by the overwhelming increase in National Day of Prayer events. It is evident, that at our core, Americans are still a people of prayer.
John Bornschein, Vice Chairman of the National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force, said “Right now the National Day of Prayer is experiencing more than 35% growth in prayer events over last year! That means the 61st annual National Day of Prayer will be the largest in recorded history! From prayer flights over state capitals, to ‘Pray and Play’ times for moms with toddlers, more people are answering the call to pray than ever before. This response is definitely a statement to those who would try to take away the very freedoms that our Founding Fathers sought and fought to ensure for themselves, and for us.”
Next Thursday, prayer events, attended by millions, will be held all across the country. Americans will gather in tens of thousands of venues, including churches, business offices, parks, schools, prisons, libraries, nursing homes, government buildings, military bases, and more, to exercise and celebrate their freedom and right to pray.
To find a National Day of Prayer event in your community, or for more information, visit www.NationalDayofPrayer.org.
About the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.