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YELM: NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER HERE THURSDAY

History of the National Day of Prayer
“The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincolns proclamation of a day of humiliation, fasting, and prayer in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.”
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YELM’S CELEBRATION OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Yelm will host the National Day of Prayer locally Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yelm City Park.

– Musical Worship
* Rainier’s Oakridge Ministries will be leading

– Pastors scheduled to talk include:
* Russ Blake of Crossroads Community Covenant Church
* Brad Carlson of Yelm Prairie Christian
* Bob Setzer of Faith Bible Church
* Bob Lowe of Yelm First Baptist Church
* Jeff Adams of Paramount Christian Church

– Praying for local government
* Legislative District Two State Rep. JT Wilcox, R-Yelm

– Praying for local businesses

* Vern Iverson, of Verneez Coffee

Posted by Steve on May 2, 2012 at 6:11 am | Permalink

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