LatinaLista — Today in the Oval Office, President Obama signed a proclamation making May 7 the National Day of Prayer (NDP).
President Barack Obama signs the proclamation marking the National Day of Prayer in the Oval Office of the White House May 7, 2009. Looking on is Joshua DuBois, Director of the White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
(Source: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
It's the one day out of the year where all denominations are supposed to set aside time and pray for the country and its leaders.
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.
For those interested in what prayer is, how it works or how to do it, the NDP website features a video how-to narrated by the Rev. Billy Graham.
For those who already know how to pray, the site also lets people know of online and telephonic prayer rallies where every prayer is needed and people can pray together for the greater good.