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National Day of Prayer Observed

National Day of Prayer Observed
Members of local churches met at City Hall on Monday to join Mayor Ken Tedford in proclaiming May 2, 2024 the "National Day of Prayer." From the left, Alexis Shubin-Viera, Trevor Viera, Ken Paul, Mayor Tedford, Loni Faught, Dr. Lynn W. Kinsell,
Floyd Rathbun, Michael Music, Councilwoman Kelly Frost. Kneeling from the left is Canaan King and Hector Viera.

Author: Nicole Dooley

Community members from local churches met Thursday to recognize the 73rd consecutive observance of the National Day of Prayer and celebrate the theme for 2024, “Lift up the Word – Light up the World.” 

On Monday, City of Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford presented a Proclamation in recognition of May 2, 2024, being the National Day of Prayer. 

Reading in part, “National days of prayer have been a part of our country’s heritage since the first one was declared by the Continental Congress in 1775,” the proclamation recognized that in 1952 Congress called upon the President to set aside a suitable day each year for the Day of Prayer. 

Each year a scripture is chosen to further highlight the theme, with this year being 2 Samuel 22:29-31, referring to the Lord as a lamp, to light the darkness. The proclamation recognized that the National Day of Prayer, “belongs to all Americans and is a day that transcends difference, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds.” Additionally, the mission of the day of recognitions is “Centered on mobilizing a unified public and personal prayer for America.”

 

 


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