Help Us Spread The Word About The National Day Of Prayer
National Day of Prayer: HELP US STOP THE RUMORS: President Obama did NOT cancel the National Day of Prayer. In fact, last year, 2 representatives from his cabinet attended the national observance on Capitol Hill.
President Ronald Reagan held observances in the Rose Garden. President George H. Bush was a guest speaker for several National Day of Prayer events. President Bill Clinton invited guests, including Shirley Dobson, for prayer times at the White House during the National Day of Prayer. President George W. Bush held events regularly for the National Day of Prayer at the White House. However, President Barack Obama has chosen not to personally participate nor host events for the National Day of Prayer at the White House, which seems to be the origin of this widely circulated email. Although he has not participated as his predecessors did, he has written a proclamation for the day of prayer every year of his presidency, which are available on our website, www.nationaldayofprayer.org . In fact, every President since 1952 has written proclamations calling for a National Day of Prayer.
This year, we will observe the 65th annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, and we fully expect the President and all 50 Governors to call on Americans to pray. Already, we are anticipating more than 45,000 prayer gatherings from coast to coast and the National Observance on Capitol Hill will be broadcast live (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET).