praying manMADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/2/13) – Created back in 1952, the National Day of Prayer’s Mission is to assemble prayer in America and to revitalize personal repentance and righteousness in one’s culture.
 
Established by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress and signed by President Harry S. Truman, the National Day of Prayer is an annual observance that is held on the first Thursday of May. This observance invites individuals of all faiths to pray for our nation.

Today at 11:45am, members of the community gathered around the front of the old courthouse in downtown Madisonville to pray for our nation. The church chimes played the National Anthem, Central High School’s ROTC presented the colors and led with the Pledge of Allegiance. Music by Candace Bennett and April Blankenship graced the ears of the audience. Speakers and presenters prayed discussed and prayed again for our nation. Connie Harralson, who helped organize this day of observance expressed, “It is important to have prayer in America and we set aside one day a year to do it when we it needs to be important 365 days a year. God has tremendously blessed America, it’s time for America to bless God.”
 
The National Day of Prayer is a basic part of our heritage and signifies for us, as a nation to remember and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with crucial decisions. This observance also allows us to surpass differences and bring together citizens from all backgrounds.
 
Mrs. Shirley Dobson, NDP Chairman, reminds us: “We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep. I feel if we do not become involved and support the annual National Day of Prayer, we could end up forfeiting this freedom, too.”

For more information about National Day of Prayer you can visit their site at www.nationaldayofprayer.org.
 
Amber Mena
SurfKY News
Photos Provided by Amber Mena

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Kentucky Wesleyan College Senior Vocal Recital

OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/23/15) — Kentucky Wesleyan College student Kerry Showers will present his Senior Vocal Recital , at 7… Read More

KWC and Brescia University are Hosting Baseball, Fast Pitch Clinic

OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/23/15) — Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department is partnering up with Kentucky Wesleyan College's… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 11563

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 6951

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5674

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4792

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 22, 2015 3939

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11563

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8767

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 23, 2015 6951

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 3540

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1433

Carhartt Madisonville Honored with Governor's…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1215

Family Business Start up Becomes Successful…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 1160

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - April 23,…

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 951

Man Sentenced for Robbing Family While at Son's…

by Attorney General Conway
April 23, 2015 902

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 755

SurfKY Spotlight: Sunshine Garden Center

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 681

Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

by Joyce Riggs
April 23, 2015 613

Accident Snarls I24 Traffic in Christian County

by Keith Todd