Orange County, Bridge City will hold National Prayer events on Thursday

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


The Orange County event will be at the Orange County Courthouse at Noon, located at 801 West Division Street in Orange while Bridge City event will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Bridge City Park Pavilion located at 101 Parkside Drive in Bridge City. The Bridge City event is hosted by Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance.

Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ecumenical ministry that provides assistance to benevolent families in the form of food, prescriptions, rental and utilities.

The theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God…”.

This year marks the 66th annual observance for of the National Day of Prayer.

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. Our Task Force 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. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

By law, the president proclaims a National Day of Prayer each year on the first Thursday in May as stated in Pub. L. 105-225 Sec. 119: “The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”Bill Clinton signed it into law August 12, 1998.