The community is invited to observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2 at noon in front of the Oneida County Courthouse in Rhinelander.
The event will last approximately 30 minutes and will be held rain or shine, organizers said in a press release. This year marks the 68th annual National Day of Prayer.
The theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer is "Love One Another"; this year's theme is based on John 13:34, which quotes Jesus Christ saying, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." This prayer event is not political in nature, the release states.
In addition to praying for our nation and its leadership, prayer will focus on education, the military, the business community, families and the church, the release continues.
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.
For more information, call 715-362-4792 or visit nationaldayofprayer.org.
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