Friday, March 16, 2018

National Day of Prayer observed locally on May 4

This is the 66th year for National Day of Prayer. With the current unrest in the world and division in our own government we need to unite in prayer for our country and leadership.
More than ever we need the guiding hand of God to help stabilize our nation and unite us in a common bond. We desperately need God’s blessing upon our nation.
In 1775 the First Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer. In 1952 President Harry S. Truman signed a joint resolution of Congress establishing an annual National Day of Prayer. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized the addition of two powerful words to the Pledge of Allegiance, “Under God,” reaffirming religious faith in America’s heritage and future. Our Founding Fathers set up a strong basis for leadership of our country; guidelines that have endured.
We invite all to come and participate and we offer this opportunity on May 4. We keep this observance to 30 minutes since many join us on their lunch hour and each person’s time is precious. It will take place on the Stillwater County Courthouse steps at noon.
We appreciate your help in letting your employees know about this observance and invite them and you to join us. If you have any questions, you may contact Gwen Aubrey at 322-5137. Thank you for partnering with us in this effort. Our nation is in crisis and we can help turn it around.

Gwen Aubrey
Columbus Co-coordinator of National Day of Prayer