Millions of Americans will come together on the first Thursday in May for the annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) observance. People of all races, genders, socio-economic backgrounds, religious and political beliefs, will pray for our leaders and our nation at state capitol buildings, courthouses, city halls, businesses and homes across America.
History of National Day of Prayer
In 1775, the first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer. United States President Harry S. Truman signed NDP into law back in 1952 and every U.S. President has signed a NDP proclamation ever since. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated NDP be observed on the first Thursday in May.
When is National Day of Prayer?
- May 5, 2016
To find or host an event or gathering nearest you, please visit the NDP website for further information.