A cry for unity to restart an 'awakening'

Thursday, April 26, 2018
 | 
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Nat'l Day of Prayer 2018 (1)A key organizer of this year's National Day of Prayer says the major theme of next week's event is unity.

Millions are expected to gather across thousands of events in all 50 states on Thursday, May 3, to pray for America. 

The observance was first created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman.

President Ronald Reagan signed an amended law designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. 

Floyd

Ronnie Floyd, president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, says the theme of "unity" comes from the fact that our country is a divided country.

"And there's not a politician," he says, "there's not a political party, there's not somebody's persuasion that can do that. Only God alone can do it."

Floyd tells OneNewsNow that's why they are urging Americans to cry out to God for the next "great spiritual awakening" in our country.

"Which is the ultimate need that we have," he says.

Floyd will be leading the national observance in Washington, D.C. that evening. 

More information  can be found at http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/.

Comments will be temporarily unavailable. Thank you for your patience as we restore this service!

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWS BRIEF

FEATURED PODCAST

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's the most likely outcome of President Biden's proposed spending spree?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Texas Senate advances bill allowing handguns without license
Firing of Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks reversed
Biden administration spending billions on shelters for illegals
Cheney paying price for her anti-Trump rhetoric

LATEST FROM THE WEB

The Derek Chauvin verdict is just the beginning
The cost of virtue signaling is getting high — and leading directly to a social credit system
Praying to God could be made a crime, lawmakers threatened with legal action
How COVID went from a virus to a partisan religion
Biden’s restaurant rescue plan blatantly discriminates against white males

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Organizer: 'Misrepresentation' to say Wheaton gathering was anti-Trump

Wheaton CollegeA group of evangelical leaders who say they're concerned about their witness, given the social and political turmoil of the day, met at Wheaton College last week. OneNewsNow spoke with one of the organizers.