day of prayer

The city of Marion, Indiana, celebrated the National Day of Prayer at the City Hall on Thursday with a prayer gathering led by local pastors and spiritual leaders from around the community.

On April 17, 1952, then-President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer must be declared by each subsequent president at an appropriate date of his choice.

Since that day, it has become a tradition for those around the country to celebrate a national day of prayer. In 1988, the National Day of Prayer was given its permanent home on the first Thursday of each May.

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