The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. It is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.

Every year, local, state, and federal observances are held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation. It is estimated that over two million people have attended more than 30,000 observances – organized by approximately 40,000 volunteers.

Please click this link to find an NDP event near you:

If you are unable to attend a local event, you are invited to join the National Livestream Broadcast at 7:30 pm EST:

Whether you connect with people of faith in your community, observe the national event on livestream, or just pray quietly from your home or office, we at Shelby Systems encourage you to participate in this year’s National Day of Prayer.

The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
James 5:16